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  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Food and drink


  • Instructional


  • 1950s


Reference number: 5839

Date: 1955c

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.02 mins

Description: Demonstrates the changes between old and new working practices in Crawford's biscuit factory, shows an increase in mechanisation.

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Shotlist: Old Method General Layout gvs of female factory workers lining biscuit tins, adhering labels and stacking them in front of them (1.06) Weighing Female factory worker weighs full biscuit tins, removing biscuits if they exceed the correct weight (4.17) Padding female factory worker inserts padding into biscuit tins on conveyor 95.01) Labelling Female factory worker labels biscuit tins using paste and brush (8.22) Load Barrow 5 ft. walk per tin at the end of the conveyor, tins are loaded onto trolleys (8.42) Labelling Department, New Method, General Layout moving conveyor with women working on either side (9.40) Feed In woman places tins on conveyor (10.13) Weigh and Pad, Foot pedal Controls Flow shot of woman operating foot pedal, then weighing and padding tins in one step (11.47) Labelling woman labels tins from moving conveyor without needed paste or brush (13.05)gvs of factory floor, showing extent of conveyor system (13.55) Load Dried Tins onto Platforms women pull tins off conveyor and stack on trolleys (14.50) gvs of workers smiling at camera (15.02)

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