This is a film which dramatises the history of the textile industry and its effects on the city of Halifax complete with narration, music, and commentary.
This film documents the Burton Suit Factory in 1950 including aspects of the factory itself and the facilities and advancements in order to ensure employee well being while producing a quality made product. This is currently the earliest factory film of the Burton Collection and features more hand sewing and less machinery. Additionally, it documents the newest technology for testing the durability of the cloth used for the Burton suits.
This film was made in order to show the manufacturing of a suit from the very start until the satisfied customer takes it home with him at the end of the journey. These suits are made in a combination of hand stitching and mass production, but made to order and specifically fit each individual customer.
This uses much of the same material as The Road to Fashion, however, it is specifically made to advertise Jackson the Tailor. There are a few scenes and sequences which are different and will be noted. For other specifics, please see entry for The Road To Fashion.
This film is a dramatisation of a young lady who goes through the application process, secures a job at the factory, and then proceeds to work her way through the training school lessons and exercises teaching new workers the proper way to work in sewing and needlepoint.
This film documents the production of a suit from the order received through to the end of production.
This film is a dramatization of what happens with a customer, Mr. Smith, walks into Burton Tailoring to purchase a suit and overcoat. It documents the process from ordering, through some production, to the delivery of the final product.
This film documents the different ways to properly fit a man's suit according to specific body types.
This film displays part of the Bolton factory and its workers as they sort orders and work on different pieces of suit manufacturing.
This film is a updated remake of the 1962 training film by Burton Tailoring and is designed to teach new employees the proper way to use their sewing machines. This film adheres very closely to the original, using the same instructor, and updates a few points and title cards.
Opening titles - Basick Machine Training Day One
Machine Control, Correct Handling, and Machine Maintenance
This film documents the different aspects of the assembly line specifically centred around the piece bundles which get passed along the line.
This film shows the factory and Boiler house both old and new, images taken from other films including Ideals of Industry. The last part of the film is a fashion show in which a number of men model different fashions from the Burton line.
This film documents a day in the Bolton factory and the various machines and techniques workers use in order to complete production on a suit.
Filmed at Arras Farm, Market Weighton, this film is mainly about farming and everyday farming life involving: sheep, pigs, cows, harvesting, green houses, hedge cutting and bulldozing. Also included is brief footage of air show and many aerial views from a plane.
This film, made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden, captures the fishing activities at Port Patrick, Scotland. The couple were semi-professional filmmakers filming both for pleasure and taking on commissions from companies such as the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Betty and Cyril Ramsden often turned their holidays into opportunities to film local traditions and customs. Here they do so in 1957 at Seahouses, in Northumberland, famous for its crab and lobster fishing. With their usual eye for detail, the Ramsdens gives us a real bird’s eye view, from on their boats, of the fishermen as they bring in their haul of live crabs. The Ramsdens were semi-professional filmmakers filming both for pleasure and taking on commissions from companies such as the Yorkshire Evening Post.
This is a film that shows the process of making Wenslydale cheese at a dairy in Hawes, North Yorkshire. It was made by a student at Sheffield Poly and has since then been used in adverts to help promote traditional cheese making.
The film follows an apprentice through the pre-entry training programme at Newton Chambers & Co. Ltd., Chapeltown, Sheffield
Part of the Gillot collection, this film captures a many of the beautiful seaside destinations down the Yorkshire Coast including Bridlington, Filey, and Staithes.
This is a documentary film about the manufacturing of everyday metal objects made by Roy Vickers.
British Paramount News item.
Issue no. 559 (10/8/1936)
This film documents the opening of Buhrer Brick Kiln by Mr. A.E. Wilkinson, Lord Mayor of Leeds, at the Bramley Brick Works of Jabez Woolley Ltd on August 14th, 1934.
This film shows the Huwood Hudswell 100hp diesel mines locomotive and modernisation of Moor Green Colliery in Nottinghamshire. The film was produced for Big Six Film Unit.
This film focuses on the production of a crane at Thomas Smiths of Rodley. Commentary by Frank Philips. A times Film Production.
This film gives an overview of British Locomotive manufacturing, production methods, equipment, variety of products, their uses, and the important of export. Produced by Furneaux-Webber.