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  • Short Summary

    Good item showing factory workers and office staff at Osram Lamps factory.

  • Description

    Factory and offices of Osram Lamps.


    MS man in bowler hat walking along on roof of building. CU man posing. Pan on group posing in rather dark interior - many are boys; teenagers and younger; so that it almost looks like a school; but there are also men and a few women and girls. MS girls / young women seated in rows; doing assembly work. 2 supervisors; male and female; walk around checking the work. Pan on another group posing. MS man at desk, behind him on wall an old system of bells. He picks up telephone; has brief conversation. Very good shot of office; panning right boy operating office machine; girl typing; others in background also working.

    MS man in top hat stops to talk to woman at desk who is looking over papers. MS women factory workers in dimly lit room; some are painting pieces of unidentified product. MS busy executive at desk; next to picture of founder? Young man enters; shows letter to boss. Then another man comes in with more papers. Same man shows boss Sales Factors folder. A 3rd employee enters with an iron; waits while boss takes phone call; then shows him iron. Next; advertising director enters; shows boss something in book; then shows advertisement prototype for Osram. 2 Company bigwigs exit building, get into, they are driven away by chauffeur.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1920
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:30:00 / 01:44:31:00
    ON 460 D

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