HOW SCWS CIGARETTES AND TOBACCOS ARE MADE

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • JAY, Ronald L.

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: HOW SCWS CIGARETTES AND TOBACCOS ARE MADE

Reference number: 0425

Date: 1938

Director: d. Ronald L. Jay

Sponsor: SCWS

Production company: Jay's Film Service

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14 mins

Description: The manufacture of SCWS cigarettes and tobacco at the Co-op's Shieldhall factory, Glasgow.

See "The British Co-operative Movement Film Catalogue" compiled and edited by Alan Burton 1997;

Shotlist: Credits (0.23); The following processes apply to all brands. From the world's finest tobacco plantations. Shots of tobacco picking. The leaves come to the SCWS factory at Shieldhall, Glasgow. Aerial view of Shieldhall. The casks are opened and the tobacco carefully weighed (2.23); After moistening, the leaves are carefully selected and blended (2.40); Various processes are carried out under ideal conditions. General views inside the factory. The leaves are first prepared. Girls working on leaves. [Here we see Thick Black being made. Tobacco is rolled up and wound onto a reel. It is then rewound lightly into rolls. Wound by hand. After hydraulic treatment we get the finished Thick Black coils of tobacco 4.53] The cigarette making department. General views of same. The first operation is to remove the stalk from the leaf. Shots of girls performing same. Leaves are fed into cutting machine. The finely shredded tobacco is now fed into machines which automatically turn out cigarettes at the rate of 1200 per minute. Shots of machinery. The tobacco is spread on a travelling ribbon of paper and folded over into an endless cigarette. A high speed knife cuts it into exact lengths. Any faulty ones are removed. Shots of the process in operation. They are carefully checked for size and weight. Shots of girls checking stock (10.14); This amazing machine counts, wraps and packs them in cartons. Shots of same. (11.45); Here are some of the brands made. Various packets of cigarettes (13.33); Keep your own factories busy by smoking only SCWS brands of tobaccos and cigarettes (13.48).

[NB. Section in square brackets missing from record 2]