8. Machine operation, Dagenham
16mm film Black & White Mute 1956 3:31
Summary: Factory workers and machines in the Union Telephone Cables Company Works
Title number: 19461
LSA ID: LSA/25843
Description: A large number of women are seen working in the Union Telephone Cables Company Works (one of the largest employers in Dagenham at this time), threading cables into machines; they all wear the same overall-type dress. One man walks past in a suit; another man in overalls works at a different, bigger machine. Various shots of more women working at various machines. We then see, from various angles, a huge elaborate spinning machine which weaves cables together.
Keywords: Workers; Factory; Telephone; cables
Locations: United Kingdom; England; London; Barking and Dagenham; Union Telephone Cables Company Works