This video is not available to view remotely

Full length video - onsite only

This film is in copyright

This film is protected by copyright and is provided for personal, private viewing only. Please use the Hire, buy or ask a question button to ask about obtaining a copy of this film or a licence to use it, or to ask about its copyright status.

Find similar films






Related biographies

Please read Understanding catalogue records for help interpreting this information and Using footage for more information about accessing this film.


Reference number: 1572

Date: 1951c

Director: d. Stanley Russell

Sponsor: James Templeton & Co.

Production company: Thames and Clyde

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 30 mins

Description: The production line of Templeton's Carpets in Glasgow is illustrated beginning with the initial stages in the design office to shots of women repairing flaws in the finished carpets.

Credits: [comm. Robin Russell
ph. David Hanley]

Shotlist: REEL I

Credits (.27); General shots of various carpets on the floor and on display (3.08); Shots of Monteith Row and unidentified cathedral, possibly Glasgow (3.20); Shots of women looking at shawls and samples of carpets (4.00); Exterior of Templeton's carpet factory, Glasgow Green (4.04); Rooftop shot of Templeton's factory and of the People's Palace, also on Glasgow Green (4.34); Exterior shot of Templeton's factory (4.43); Shot of John Anderson, J.P. Glass and others in an office looking at various designs (6.06); Bales of wool arrive at factory and are then cleaned, blended and teased (8.57); General views of Hugh McKenna, the chief designer, and other members of staff in the design shop (11.40); General shots of a man mixing dyes and dying the wool in a large bath (12.50); Man checking the colour of the wool (13.28); Large balls of wool are weighed and wound onto reels (14.27); General shots of weaving machines in action with close-ups of the women operators (15.47); Shots of two women repairing flaws in the carpets (16.22); General views of a man as he puts a carpet through a trimmer and folding machine (17.33); General views in the main office and mail room (18.19); Exterior shot of the factory (18.21); General views of woman operating a weaving machine (20.57)


No credits. General views in factory canteen (.37); Two women talking in the welfare office (.54); Exterior shots of the company's convalescent home in Ayr (1.07); Shots of patients relaxing and eating (2.16); General views of women and men operating machines (5.24); Two men wrap up a carpet (6.01); General views of carpets in use on ships, hotels, etc. with close-up of different carpets (8.15); Exterior shot of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament (9.07)