• Short Summary

    Excellent footage of dolls factory in Merton, London.

  • Description

    Doll making, Merton, London.

    C/U Unfinished dolls' heads in factory. M/S Women at benches working on heads of dolls. C/U From behind woman, eyes being fixed into doll's head. Head held up and eyes open and close. M/S Woman takes down dolls' head from hook and starts to trim eyelashes C/U Trimming eyelashes. L/S Factory. C/U Woman polishing leg of doll. M/S Another polishing neck joint. Tray full of heads without eyes. M/S Women fixing limbs on to bodies. M/S Woman putting leg on doll. Fixing on arm.

    M/S Women working at benches, putting hair on dolls. M/S and C/U Woman combing doll's hair. C/U Woman plaiting hair. C/U Woman. Finished one plait, and starts on other side. Woman takes down doll from shelf and starts to dress it. C/U Woman. She finished dressing doll. M/S Woman picks up dressed doll. M/S Puts in basket with other completed dolls. C/U Basketful of dolls, woman takes it away. M/S Dolls on shelf, woman picks one up and walks it along shelf.

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    Film ID:
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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:22:00 / 01:41:21:00
    NP 349

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