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  • Short Summary

    Educational film showing the processes involved in weaving fabric.

  • Description

    British Instructional Films Ltd presents a Classroom Film.

    "Card Loom" - women demonstrate simple weaving techniques on a card loom. A comb is used to press the threads into place. The finished sample is shown to the camera. "Scarf Loom" - a larger loom is demonstrated. A young man sits at a desk with the loom in front of him and shows hand weaving technique. Weaving shown in C/U. A finger points to the different stripes in the design. "Hand Loom" - a larger loom is shown. a shuttle is threaded in C/U. We then see how the shuttle is moved from side to side using a stick. C/U of the woman's foot as she operates the loom. C/U of the shuttle and of the woven fabric. Top shot of the loom being used. "Power Looms" - large industrial loom is demonstrated. Automatic shuttle. Machinery operating. Women tend to machines. C/U of machine details. Fabric that has been woven is pulled off the loom and inspected by a woman worker and the foreman.

    Note: 2 x negs and 2 x prints exist, check for best quality.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:21:00 / 01:59:51:00

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