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Reference number: 2296

Date: 1947*

Director: [filmed by R. Robertson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.26 mins

Description: Women at work in the Scott & Fyfe jute factory in Tayport, and the village blacksmith shoes a horse.

[See also refs. 2293, 2296, 2297, 2298, 2302, 2303, 2205, 2307].

Please note although this film has the same title as ref 2298 the films are different.

For further information about Tayport, including photographs from this period of Tayport's history, visit: [last accessed 17/2/2009]

Shotlist: Credits. The factory. Scott & Fyfe Ltd. Where jute and other yarns are made into cloth (.08); Exterior of factory and interior shots of machines (.26); Yarn on spools for the warp. Shots of same (.42); Yarn for the weft to fit the shuttle. General views of factory processes (1.24); The beam goes to the drawers. Women threading. And then the loom. Shots of factory floor, women tending machines (2.54); Measuring cloth (4.13); Loading. Lorry leaves factory. Despatch, engineering shop, blacksmith (4.40); Still the work goes on - and on. Steam engine (4.51); - Blank - Tayport industry - the village blacksmith. An old customer arriving for a new set of shoes. General views of blacksmith's forge and horse being shod (8.49); John Johnston, blacksmith and engineer. Close-up (8.55); Oxy-acetylene welding and cutting. General views of process (9.26)