Film ID:
YFA 4387

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

1959

Visitor Tabs

Description

This film provides a detailed account of how Peglers manufactures its plumbing products at its factory in Doncaster, showing the different stages of the production process.

Sound by Leevers Rich
More than Meets the Eye

Peglers present - More than Meets the Eye
A Verity Films Production (in association with the Film Producers Guild)

Associate Producer Jack R Greenwood
Photographed by Joseph Ambor and Leo Rogers
Edited by Eric Hodges
Recordists - Charles Tasto and Laurie Clarkson
Western Eklectric Recorded at Merton Studio London SW19
Music by Michael Sarsfield
Produced by Ronald H Riley
Directed by David H Villiers and Michael McCarthy

A night time view shows the Houses of Parliament on the other side of Westminster Bridge. This is followed by the lights of the West End, including those of Grosvenor House. Inside the hotel, a man in his dressing gown finishes drinking a glass of water in the bathroom, making a comment about the taps to his wife. He has a discussion with his wife about seeing the sights of London as they go to bed. It emerges that he has come over to Britain for work reasons. The next day they are at a home exhibition, when he spots the display for Peglers. He has come from South Africa, and he enquires of the representative of Peglers about an order he has placed. He then enquires about any 'new gadgets' they have, and is shown the new combination bath set. He is also shown a model of their factory at Doncaster.

As the representative explains the workings of the factory, we are shown workmen in the factory, starting in the foundry. Here the pattern plate is made for the casting. Moulds are made using sand. In another part of the factory the inside castings are made by women. The representative comments that 'our ladies have just the right touch for this delicate work'. The moulds are then placed to be baked in order to harden them. They are then sent to be used for casting the metal. The molten brass, copper and pig iron is poured into the moulds. These are then passed along a conveyor, and once cooled, the sand is shaken off. They are then taken off for cleaning and grinding.

Brass is then shown being made, cast into ingots, which are squeezed into the required shapes, such as rods. Samples of this are taken to the laboratory to test their tensile strength. The rods and bars are taken to the stores where they are cut into the required lengths.

From here they pass to the tool room where they are further shaped, ground and polished. Hundreds of tap heads are shown being made. In the machine shop women are working the lathes, showing the different components of taps being made and measured. The pressings are tested by blowing compressed air though them. In a large room women are sat at benches inspecting all the parts; 75,000 components are passed through to the assembly shop each week. Here the taps are shown being assembled and tested, by both men and women, each stamped with the British Standard number (in this case 31). They are then polished and plated with nickel and chrome. They are dried and get a final inspection. Then they are wrapped ready for shipping around the world.

Having received the lecture from the representative, his wife insists that she and her husband go off for food. Back at the hotel, as the man looks through some leaflets, his wife gets into the bath and the film come to an end.

The End. End of part two of the Film Producers Guild.