VISIT TO MAVOR AND COULSON, a

A look at some of the machines used for gear cutting and testing in Mavor & Coulson’s factory in Bridgeton, Glasgow. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Science and technology

Genres:

  • Promotional

People/organisations:

  • RUSSELL, Stanley Livingstone
  • Scottish Films / Thames and Clyde Productions

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: VISIT TO MAVOR AND COULSON, a

Reference number: 0072

Date: 1950c

Director: d. Stanley L. Russell

Sponsor: Mavor and Coulson Limited

Production company: Thames and Clyde

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 19.50 mins

Description: A tour of the Mavor and Coulson Bridgeton works, Glasgow.

Shotlist: Credits (0.08); painting of Henry Mavor, founder of the firm in 1881. gvs of Glasgow, George Square, and the old site of Mavor and Coulson (0.46); views of the Bridgeton works (1.14) mining machinery being manufactured, including shots of the works smithy, man using drop hammer on heated metal; pattern shop, foundry and casting (4.20); the heavy machine shop, tool room, weighing department and finishing processes of conveyor motors [blank and leader from 9.19 to 9.38] motor testing; c/u counter (10.30); manufacture of strap-link chain; Samson coal cutter and chain saws being manufactured, including the Arc Shearer; Samson Loader, coal loader with same "crawler mounting" [caterpillar tracks] (14.56); production of idler rollers for conveyor belts and driving gears being assembled (18.25); gvs of the factory and works, intercut with finished conveyer in operation (19.50)