HELPING HAND - SCWS BRUSH MAKING, a

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Home life
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Promotional

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: HELPING HAND - SCWS BRUSH MAKING, a

Reference number: 0610

Date: 1957c

Director: d. Nigel Byass

Sponsor: [ SCWS]

Production company: CWS Film Unit Production

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9 mins

Description: The processes involved in the manufacture of brushes in the SCWS (Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd) factory in Glasgow.

For further information see "The British Co-operative Movement Film Catalogue" compiled and edited by Alan Burton 1997

Credits: ph. Bert Hampson
sd. Dick Smith
ed. Cath Miller
p. George Wynn
cast Hazel Jennings, Anne Wrigg, Brian Haines

Shotlist: Credits (0.34); Shots of Bridgeton Cross, Glasgow and the surrounding streets, with pedestrians, trams, cars, buses and general views. Mrs MacDonald walks home and meets her neighbour on the landing. They talk about the dinginess of her step; Shot of Mrs MacDonald in the Co-op at the brush counter. Salesman explains how brushes vary and how they are made (2.26) shot of African palm trees; wild boars; rickshaws and traffic in Chinese town; cargo vessel and packing of chests (2.50); pan across brush making workshop staffed by women; c/u brush being examined (3.16) man taking bristle materials from storeroom, cuts horsehair to size; (3.44); shots of brush making machinery in action; woman combs out loose fibres; forewoman examines each brush for faults; (4.30); man handmaking brushes for industrial use; (5.18); machine made wire handled brushes; moulding brush handles; machine made scrubbing brushes; "heel" bristle pattern of scrubbing brush is drilled into brush by female operator (8.47); Two women on landing; c/u Co-op mark on brush (9.28)