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  • Dundee


  • Arts and crafts
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Science and technology


  • Technical


  • JAY, Ronald L.


  • 1930s

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Reference number: 0436

Date: 1932*

Sponsor: Douglas Fraser and Sons Limited

Production company: Jay's Screen Service

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.00 mins

Description: How the Fraser "Sliver Roll Former" improves the production of jute. Installation in the Hillbank jute works, Dundee.

Shotlist: Credits (0.20); A unique invention which reduces labour, increases production, improves spinning, abolishes sliver cans - prior to introducing this novel mechanism, the material is processed on Fraser machinery (0.38); Bale opening jute bales are opened using a hatchet Jute softening fibres are passed through a mill Emulsion sprinkling apparatus. emulsion is sprinkled over rollers. c/u springs and weights which provide roller pressure. Driven by Friction Clutch through Worn Gear to Side Shafts. Shots of the drive mechanism. Removing and replacing the roller (3.53); Breaker carding. Girls feed jute into machine. Fraser patent. Sliver roll former. Formation of rolls of jute. Applied to full circular finisher card with side delivery. Applied to a single card with sliver band conveyor and back delivery (6.42) Roll feed on half circular finisher card. Single banded roll feed on drawing frame - two ends into one. Shots of the machinery in operation (9.02); Roll formers in operation. Demonstration to illustrate freedom of unwinding of roll (11.12); Roll former installation in Hillbank Works of Messrs. James Scott & Sons Ltd., Dundee. Messrs. Scott patent under-feed. Shots of the machinery (12.12); List of patent numbers for the Fraser Patent Sliver Roll Former in Britain Czecho-Slovakia India, etc. ... Are you one of their owners? (12.38); ecs (12.50)