STK-ID 25492

Shots of men carrying piles of cloth remnants past high piles on tables, depositing piles on tables. Shots of men cutting, marking slabs of cloth prior to assembling parts of uniforms. Each slab is composed of hundreds of layers of cloth and is cut in the shape of component parts of uniforms. Sequence on several men working on uniforms around large tables, measuring, pinning, inspecting. Men and women sitting at sewing machines, sewing uniform parts together. CS of man shaping slabs of cloth into parts of uniforms with specially designed band saw. Two men unrolling roll of cloth onto large table. Sequence in packing room showing men packing finished uniforms into crates. Some of cartons and crates have legend on side, "Tip Top Tailors stores from coast to coast". Exterior shot of Tip Top Tailors factory. Interior shot of large sewing room, many men and women sitting at sewing machines. CUs of man working, of woman working rapidly.


Excerpt from
Uniforms For The Armed Forces
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486