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  • Short Summary

    Footage of clothes being tested for defects, London.

  • Description

    Textile research is carried out on behalf of John Lewis at Oxford Street, London.

    M/S woman going out of shop doorway into rain puts umbrella. M/S holding umbrella, pan up to man with watering can leaning out of window. girl with umbrella. She puts it down and goes back into shop. M/S man putting umbrella in front of lamp. C/U man hands umbrella to girl who starts to cut it. C/U woman cutting. C/U putting cloth into clip on blotting paper. The woman watches results from dripping machine.

    M/S woman trying on blouse, raises her arm. C/U showing cloth ripping. M/S man giving results to another girl on slip of paper. He walks out of frame. Girl puts cloth in stretching machine. C/U stretching machine. C/U indicator needle stops pendulum and writes data in book. M/S woman sitting on chair for creasing test. C/U woman on chair looks at clock, gets up and shows back on dress all creased. Man holding up one large sock and one shrunken one.

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    Film ID:
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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:12:00 / 01:26:25:00
    NP 373

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