HERRING PACKING

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Fish and fishing
  • Food and drink

Genres:

  • Instructional

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: HERRING PACKING

Reference number: 2749

Date: 1952 - 1953

Production company: Crosse & Blackwell Ltd. Peterhead

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8:02 mins

Description: A training film for Crosse & Blackwell employees, showing the importance of correctly packing herring tins. Interiors of the Crosse & Blackwell factory as well as shots of a trawler unloading and the fish market at Peterhead harbour.

Credits: produced with the assistance of the Industrial Panel of the Scottish Film Council.

Shotlist: Credits (0.13) gvs trawler coming into Peterhead harbour (0.31) gvs herring catch being unloaded and examined (1.28) ext. Crosse & Blackwell herring packing factory with a lorry arriving with crates of fish (1.29) gvs int. factory, with herring being loaded onto conveyor belt, head first by female worker (2.27) herring are brined in metal buckets (2.45) shots of herring being weighed and packed in cans by female workers; c/u packing process, showing arrangement of fish (4.39) packed fish are carefully slid onto conveyer (5.05) cans are passed under an automatic tomato saucing device (5.31) shots of lids being mechanically put on cans; c/u still of badly packed can; shots of lidding machine jamming; maintenance of machine intercut with cans queuing up; shots of packers waiting (6.47) ms production line working smoothly, packing; sealing; washing (7.27) shot of Crosse & Blackwell van leaving factory (7.35) c/u herring salads being prepared for a meal (7.47) ecs (8.02)