GOLF BALL MANUFACTURE

The manufacture of hand-made golf balls at the Craigpark Electric Cable Company, Springburn, Glasgow. (clip)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Industrial
  • Advertising

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: GOLF BALL MANUFACTURE

Reference number: 4323

Date: 1930s

Sponsor: [ Craigpark Electric Cable Co., Springburn]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.13 mins

Description: The manufacturing of hand-made golf balls at the Craigpark Electric Cable Company, Springburn, Glasgow. The Craigpark golf balls were sold in large qunatities under the trade names of "Mono" and "White Flyer".

The Craigpark company was founded in 1897 and continued in business until 1956 when the business went into voluntary liquidation. The firm employed about 250 people and even during the years of depression in the 1930s, the company went on increasing its trade. The film was made using a Bell & Howell cine camera, three lens turret type, Model 70 D, with technical assistance given by the Kodak agent in Glasgow at that time. See donor's background notes.

Shotlist: Manufacturing our famous "White Flyer" and "Mono" Golf Balls. Shots of filling golf ball centres (0.18) winding centres with broad strip rubber and machine winding centres with rubber thread (.54) Moulding the Gutta Percha Cups filling the metal moulds (1.29) hydraulic presses; mould discharging process (2.03) The Moulded Ball Ready for Trimming, painting, spotting, wrapping and sealing the balls and packing them into boxes, written on box lid "Mono Golf Ball Manufactured by the Craigpark Electric Cable Co. Ltd. Glasgow" also box marked "The White Flyer Golf Ball" (3.13)