• Short Summary

    A look at a fibreglass factory and the process of making a portable swimming pool.

  • Description

    Camberley, Surrey.

    M/S of a man pulling down strands of fibre and threading them onto a machine, C/U of the machine which is producing the glass fibre and the strands running through it. C/U of the strands of fibre running through a metal filter.

    M/S of a man pulling down a strand of glass fibre and winding it onto a reel on a machine. C/U of the reels. C/U profile of the man's face looking upwards. C/U of the strands of fibre with the light shining through them.

    M/S of rows of bobbins with lots of different strands of fibre winding on to them from pipes up above. Various shots of the fibre and the reels.

    M/S of a man standing in front of a press pulling out a big sheet of fibreglass, a piece of machinery with a dial on is visible in the foreground. C/U of the sheet, the man cuts a large piece off with a knife. M/S of him pulling the next sheet out, another man in a white coat stands next to him. C/U of the fibreglass, C/U of the man looking down at it. The narrator says one of the uses of fibreglass is to make portable swimming pools.

    C/U of a table of fibreglass sheets, two men lift one off and take it over to another area. Two other men are there and the four of them fit the sheet into a big mould with shallow sides. C/U of their hands tucking in and smoothing down the sheet, there is a raised cross shape in the middle. M/S of the four men stood round the mould, two of them turn away to pick up another sheet. M/S of them lifting the sheet up and sliding it off a board onto the box.

    M/S of a man bringing two buckets of bonding resin and handing them to the men. They pour the resin over the fibreglass. C/U of a bucket tipped on to the fibres. M/S of the men draining the last of the resin onto the sheet.

    M/S of one of the men signalling to start the machine. C/U of a handle on a machine, there is a warning sign next to it. C/U of a man's hand pulling the lever back. C/U of a press coming down onto the fibreglass. C/U of the dial on a pressure gauge shooting up to over 100.

    M/S of the press coming to a stop and the men crouching down and checking the fibreglass. C/U of the gauge returning to zero.

    M/S of the men removing the mould which also contains the trimmings from round the edges. M/S of the fibreglass panel. C/U of the edges being trimmed. C/U of one of the panels next to some others round a swimming pool, there are small bushes in the foreground.

    L/S of the outdoor swimming pool surrounded by trees, there is a child in it and others run up the steps towards it. A woman is drying her legs by the side of the pool. A sunshade and three chairs are in the foreground.

    L/S of everyone playing in the pool, the fibreglass panels are visible underneath it.

    Note: This item was filmed at the Microcell factory.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:20:00 / 01:17:12:00
    CP 192

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