KNITTING WITHOUT TEARS

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Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts

Genres:

  • Advertising

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: KNITTING WITHOUT TEARS

Reference number: 1030

Date: 1956*

Sponsor: SCWS

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.00 mins

Description: An advert for the "Knitmaster", the Co-op's knitting machine.

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

This was originally catalogued as KNITWEAR WITHOUT TEARS but corrected to actual title during Lottery Project 2006. Please note the sound is a little out of sync.

Shotlist: [No credits] [BBFC certificate] Advert for the "Knitmaster", the Co-op's knitting machine. Takes the form of a conversation between two housewives in a living room, one lady demonstrating the benefits of the machine. Shots of the garments that can be produced using the machine. Knitmaster. See a demonstration at your local Co-operative Society [Commentary: "It's fifty times faster on a knitmaster"] (3.00)

[NB. sound is out of sync with picture]