Good footage of Schweppes soda water factory with commentary.
Titles read: 'ABC Industrial News Supplement' (in triangle emblem over BG still of factory in silhouette; w/ smoke coming from tall chimneys).
Soda water bottling plant, 1920s or early 1930s. Commentary throughout (on rather fuzzy soundtrack).
Commentator starts by introducing "The girl in the iron mask... a reminder to Buy British". CU smiling young woman wearing protective headgear - a mesh screen that bends round her head. The woman working at machine which fills siphons. Crate beside her is labelled 'Schweppes'.
CU clear liquid bubbling in glass globes. Commentator explains how soda water is produced. CU more bubbling in a cylinder attached to another machine. Another woman loading empty soda bottles into machine. CU filling machine squirting soda water into bottles. CU bottle caps put on by another machine. Yet another glues on labels. CU label machine. ECU bottles going through rollers which press labels round the bottles.
CU of the 'lady in the iron mask' again.
Commentator says "Well, I'm off to have one, with soda! Cheerio!".
Manufacturing; workers; safety; assembly line; mechanisation; technology. Industry; beverages.