FINE FLOORS

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Places:

  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Science and technology

Genres:

  • Promotional

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: FINE FLOORS

Reference number: 1730

Date: 1963c

Director: [d. Bert Wilkins]

Sponsor: Nairn of Kirkcaldy

Production company: [ Cinechrome]

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 26.00 mins

Description: A promotional film for the linoleum manufacturers, Michael Nairn and Company Ltd., Kirkcaldy. It shows the processes involved in the making of linoleum and highlights the export trade of the company.

See also ref. 4325 for another film about Nairn's Linoleum manufacture.

Credits: Nairn of Kirkcaldy presents FINE FLOORS
Presented by Michael Nairn and Company Limited Kirkcaldy, Scotland who acknowledges the services of their colour consultant Alexander C Hardy (MA B Arch ARIBA Dip TP AMIPI) University of Cambridge.
A Cinechrome Film

Shotlist: Credits and title (.30); Shots of the Forth rail bridge (.46); Aerial views of Kirkcaldy (1.01); Interior shot of Nairn boardroom (1.16); Shot of ship carrying linseed oil for making linoleum (1.34); Shots inside laboratory, including production of oil gel and cement (1.52); Interior shots of St Mary's canvas works in Kirkcaldy (7.16); Shot of lorry taking canvas from St Mary's canvas works to linoleum-making plant (7.30); Interior shots of the linoleum factory and all the processes involved (17.28); Shots of lorries carrying linoleum (17.40); Shots inside colour-research office and examples of linoleum (20.51); Exterior and interior shots of Aspro-Nicholas in Slough (21.29); Shot of plane taking off (21.39); Shots of the Champs Elysees in Paris (21.45); Shots of Saint long Hospital in Normandy (22.07); Shots of block of flats in La Graniere in Caen (22.37); Shots of Sydney in Australia (22.57); Shots of New Zealand, the Colonial Mutual Life Building, Shell House, Victoria University College, Department of Science, and the new government buildings (23.20); Shots of Montreal harbour, Canada and Montreal Bank (24.01); Shot taken from Edinburgh Castle (24.34); General shots of Scotland (25.01); Shots inside Nairn boardroom and Kirkcaldy (25.34); Credits (25.50)