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    View of the Hoover factory building in Perivale. A detailed look at the manufacturing process.

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    Title page "A clean Sweep" "Beating carpets by old-fashioned methods spreads germ-laden dust." MS a woman beating her carpet. Title page: "Fortunately modern methods have super ceded this unhealthy way. Science has produced the Hoover Electric Cleaner".

    Title: "The up-to-date and imposing factory of Hoover Ltd at Perivale, Middlesex. The finest factory of its kind in the country." Pan along the front of the Hoover building. Title: "The main door of this modern English factory". View from inside the glass doors. Title: "The machine shop, where the highest grade of accurate machines carry out their part in manufacturing The Hoover" GV workers at the machinery. Title "This sixty ton press is cutting through steel as if it were butter. Look's simple doesn't it?" MS man operating the steel press. CU parts of the press. Title: "Another very interesting process is bending the steel tube for the dusting tools. Even Sandow would have found this a tough job". MS hands pushing steel tubes into the bending machine and various CU shots operating the machinery. Title: "These automatic machines are almost human. With a minimum of attention they continuously churn out innumerable small parts - such as armature shafts, rivets, etc. CU steel cutting machine at work. CU a hand removes a complete bolt or washer from the machinery. CU the machinery with water washing away the filings. CU finished steel parts. Title "Here the motor casing is being machined". CU hands operating machinery. ECU Machines in operation. The finished item is displayed. Title "after a careful examination it is drilled". CU multi drill drilling machine. Title "Now for a spot of spot welding. Rivets being spot welded to the beater bars of the Agitator". ECU Spot welding. Title "The plating shop, one of the most interesting places in the factory". WS a man in the plating shop. Title: "A tumbling barrel washing parts prior to plating". CU a tumbling barrel an man pouring water into it. Cu inside the barrel. Title "Now they are being nikel plated in vats..." CU nickel plating vats. Title "... and then finished in a nikel plating barrel". CU nickel plating barrel as a bucket of washers is poured in. Title "the parts are being removed to the washing tank." CU washing drum in water. CU the contents are emptied out. Title "These bright washers have been through the plating process". CU shiny washers. Title "An important section of the factory is the polishing shop. Motor caps are here being given a real shine". A row of workers at polishing machines. CU Machinery. Title: "Discing main castings. This operation is to ensure an air-tight bag attachment." Title "The armature is perhaps the most vital part of the motor. It is insulated then would on this very remarkable little machine". CU work on the armature. GV women at work in the armature welding room. Title "Winding field coils" CU winding field coils. title "The armature leads are connected to the commutator - and then they go to the soldering pot".

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    01:00:03:00 / 01:14:31:00

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