MAKING SWEETS

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Food and drink
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: MAKING SWEETS

Reference number: 1752

Date: 1952*

Sponsor: Educational Films of Scotland

Production company: SEFA (Glasgow Group)

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.17 mins

Description: Filmed at Birrell Confectioners, Glasgow showing the different stages involved in the manufacturing of sweets.

See also refs. 3022, 7574 and 7257

Shotlist: Credits (0.10); Brief shot of jars of sweets (0.15); Exterior of Birrell's factory as workers arrive by bike (0.46); And so to work ... Ingredients ready to be mixed together and boiled. (1.00) c/u pails of syrup, sugar and butter; shots of female workers mixing the ingredients in a copper basin (2.01); Machines can work wonders, but there are also tasks for busy hands. (2.12) Shot of misshape sweets being removed conveyor belt (2.47); One method of making toffees. The material is "worked" on a greased hot-plate before moulding. (3.00) Shots of mixing and cutting toffee by hand; c/u feeding toffee into machine; c/u pressed toffees are cut into sections and broken up at the end of the line (4.13); Notice how quickly the toffees harden and separate in the blast of cold air from above. (4.25) Shot of toffee being broken into lozenges (4.49); Preparing toffee slabs for cutting by machine. (4.56) General views of same, toffee is cut to size, ms man feeding cutting machine; c/u toffee passing under cutter; c/u finished pieces are stacked (7.03); Preparing to make toffees with soft centres. (7.10) Women prepare soft centred toffee; a slab of toffee is closed around the filling (7.44); Machinery does most of the work.
gvs machinery shape toffee into a long thin roll; c/u individual sweets on conveyer; c/u finished sweets are collected in a box (9.14); This machine makes and wraps toffees. (9.21) General views of same (10.01); Children coming out of sweet shop with sweets (10.12); The End (10.17)