BRITISH ROPES' NYLON DEMONSTRATION VAN

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Local government

Genres:

  • Promotional

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: BRITISH ROPES' NYLON DEMONSTRATION VAN

Reference number: 3543

Date: 1947 / 1949

Director: [filmed by John Prodgers]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11 mins

Description: The British Ropes' nylon demonstration van launched by Lord Provost Sir John Falconer at the Leith premises of the Edinburgh Roperie & Sailcloth Company. Refs. 3537-3549.

See also ref. 3537, 3539, 3540, 3541, 3545, 3546, 3549.

Shotlist: THE BRITISH ROPES' NYLON DEMONSTRATION VAN LAUNCHED BY LORD PROVOST SIR JOHN FALCONER AUGUST 1947 [b/w] c/u sign reading" British Ropes Ltd Controlling the Edinburgh Roperie & Sailcloth Co Ltd" shots of Lord Provost giving a speech to employees of Co. and going into demonstration van (1.33) [col] shot of British Ropes van [brief], arrival of Lord Provost to Rope Works, officially launches new van, shots of van, a woman employee holds an example of nylon rope, Lord Provost leaves in official car, employees standing beside van (5.17) "Viking" Nylon Tent, Tynwald Hill. I.O.M. E.S. Fegan. July 1949. G. Wallace Douglas and Tynwald Hill St. Johns [b/w] shot of bus with "The Viking Coach" written on its side, shots of horse drawn open air buses [in Douglas, Isle of Man?] (6.08) "Erection of "Viking" Nylon Tent" shots of circular tent being put up (9.23) Meeting of the House of Keys and Manx Executive Council on Tywald Hill to Promulgate all Parliamentary Laws [col] shots of members of meeting at circular tent (11.24)