• Short Summary

    Item showing automated postal plant at work in Amsterdam, Holland.

  • Description

    No title - Automated postal plant in Amsterdam, Holland.

    Various shots sacks of mail. Various shots of postal workers in sorting office. C/U sack sliding down to join others. M/S people sorting letters. A woman puts letters in tray and pushes it along conveyor belt system.

    Pan to a machine which is flicking letters through at a high rate. C/U machine feeding mail through at very fast rate. C/U a sorter pushing tray onto moving belt. C/U tray moving down belt. Top shot showing the large hall of the sorting office which shows moving belts, etc. C/U trays passing electronic eye. C/U more trays. M/S as tray is passed from one belt to another. M/S as woman lifts tray from belt and starts to sort the letters. C/U letters being placed into rack. C/U letter going into pigeon hole. C/U another letter being placed into pigeon hole. C/U small parcel coming down a chute. M/S as a postal worker throws a small parcel with accuracy into a rack.

    M/S as postal worker throws parcel towards camera followed by another. M/S mail bags slung onto moving rack ready to go out. C/U bags being hooked onto moving chain. M/S man operating press button as mail bags pass him. C/U man pressing a button as bags pass him. C/U man's hand pressing button. M/S as a mail bag drops down from the chain and slides down ready for loading. M/S mail bags sliding down. M/S mass of mail bags in background, a train draws in to the loading bay ready to be loaded.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:12:00 / 01:30:25:00

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