STK-ID 32224

Wool Combing: PAN across row of spinning frames. Sequence showing slivers of wool passing through slimming machine, wool being combined from several sliver into one and being rolled onto rollers at end of slimmer. MLS of slimmer showing slivers of wool passing through series of machines combining slivers into one roll. MSs of woman removing bobbins of wool from sleeve on front of slimming machine, placing bobbins on spindles to thin and twist wool into yarn. Shots of spinning operation in woolen mill, thin bands of wool coming off bobbins and being spun on revolving spindles. CU of yarn being knitted into cloth as it passes through machine. MS of woman operating knitting machine. Shot of yarn being wound on machine after dying, man attending machine. Shot of warp yarn passing through spinning frame to loom, numerous strands of yarn are fed into frame, woman attending. Shot of women attending machine slimming and twisting yarn. CU of yarn being wound through shuttle from bobbin. MS of woman attendant seen through maze of yarns passing through framer and into loom. MLS of men attending loom winding wool from bobbins through framer and onto rollers.


Excerpt from
Wool Combing / Newsreel Stories
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486