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    A detailed look inside the Hoover Factory at the manufacturing process.

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    Title "Here the motors are being assembled". GV motor assembly and test room shots MS and CU. Title "Each one is carefully tested Any suspicion of a fault means rejection" Title "Dusting tools being sprayed with aluminum paint". MS & CU workers spraying paint. Title "Hoover dustbags are cut - 80 at once". Several shots. Cutting machine. "All the colour decoration and print on the bag is carried out in this one operation". Screen printing the bags with the Hoover logo. Title "Sewing the wonderful Hoover bag which lets the air out but keeps the dust and dirt in." A group of women sitting at sewing machines. CU the bags being sewn. Title "The business end of the Agitator. The beating bars which vibrate the carpet and shake dirt to the surface." CU machinery work on the beating bars. Title "Now the Agitator is assembled - soon it will be raging relentless war on humanity's greatest enemies - dust, dirt and disease." CU the agitator being fitted to the base of the Hoover. Title: "The bristles of the Agitator brushes being wire-laced into position". CU bristle lacing machine. Title: "The final assembly of Hoovers takes place with lightning-like efficient rapidity" GV parts on an assembly table. Titles and related CU footage: "The nameplate", "Fixing the furniture guard", "Fixing the Agitator support", "The rear castor, which embodies the device for adjusting the nozzle to the thickness of the carpet", "Now the highly efficient motor is being fitted", "This test illustrates the force with which the dirt is blown into the bag" "Although every Hoover is inspected thoroughly nothing is left to chance. In the testing laboratory completed Hoovers and parts are continually subject to tests which are more severe than they are likely to receive in 100 year's service", "The apparatus for testing wheels", "In this abuse test machines are bumped backwards and forwards for 70 hours. If a single nut is loosened an 'inquest' on the cause.", "The mechanism which tests the flexible, duplicating the movements of coiling on the clips", "This apparatus is testing the 'spring' of these springs.", "And here is a switch testing device.", "From the farthest corners of the earth comes the demand for the Hoover cleaner." Boxes in the export department marked Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Sydney etc WS Crates being loaded into a van. Title: "At last the completed Hoover fulfills its destiny in the home of Mrs Modern. The Hoover is daily beating, sweeping, cleaning in over 3,500,000 homes. WS Woman Hoovering her livingroom.

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    01:14:38:00 / 01:25:19:00

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