FROM FOREST TO FACTORY

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Environment, the
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Promotional

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: FROM FOREST TO FACTORY

Reference number: 0270

Date: 1959

Director: d. John Oliver

Sponsor: A. & G. Paterson Limited

Production company: Commercial and Educational Films

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 19.00 mins

Description: A demonstration of how timber is felled and some of its products being assembled in the factory incuding trellis fencing and boxes.

Credits: ph. V. St. Locke
ph. L. Clifford

Shotlist: Reel 1
credits (0.30) captions describing timber and its uses (1.10) shots of forest of pine and spruce trees (2.00) forestry workers fell trees by axe and hand saw, trim off the branches and load logs onto horse-drawn cart (4.26) From the forest the logs when stripped of bark, are transported to boxmaking factories; logs taken by lorry to forest sawmill where they are cut to length. Machine for making fire sticks (6.04) shots of logs, stripped of bark, arriving at box factory in Glasgow. (6.58) Imported timber arrives at the factory by barge. gvs same (8.50) logs broken down into boards in progressive stages, with minimum loss in conversion. Shots of saw and men. Sawdust sucked away to be used as fuel for the boilers. The boards are cut to smaller sizes (9.33)

Reel 2
Boards cut to slimmer width. (1.28) Some box boards are machine-dressed, tounged and grooved. shots of boards emerging from machine cut with side grooves, intercut with workmen using sawdust vacuum (2.06) cutting to box lengths- dove tailing and printing where necessary- assembling and finishing gvs same. Shots of man operating printing machine for printing trade names on boxes, eg Ballantine's Liqueur Scotch Whiskey, assisted by boys; female factory workers assemble boxes (5.41) shots of assembly of trellis fencing and rustic work also done by factory (6.17) boxes varnished and then loaded onto lorry which leaves factory (A. & G. Paterson Ltd., St. Rollox Sawmills) (7.31) examples of various kinds of boxes in use. shots of horse drawn carts and lorries loaded with produce in different markets, etc. (8.35)