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How a Bicycle is Made (1945)
« on: May 12, 2012, 22:53 »


Iconic brand digs about in the archives and finds this British Council film

Raleigh has today posted a 17 minute, 1945 produced documentary by the British Council showing 'how a bicycle is made'.

Filmed at the firm's Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham factories, resident historian (HR Manager Frank Ellis) tells us that the bike featured in the film was a “Low Gravity Carrier” (a Butcher’s Bike to you and I).

Ellis said: “The guy putting ball bearings in the bottom bracket took me back….he had that authentic piecework dance…people used to say that if you worked at Raleigh long enough you started doing the dance in your sleep!”
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    Re: How a Bicycle is Made (1945)
    « Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 04:49 »


    Iconic brand digs about in the archives and finds this British Council film

    Raleigh has today posted a 17 minute, 1945 produced documentary by the British Council showing 'how a bicycle is made'.

    Filmed at the firm's Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham factories, resident historian (HR Manager Frank Ellis) tells us that the bike featured in the film was a “Low Gravity Carrier” (a Butcher’s Bike to you and I).

    Ellis said: “The guy putting ball bearings in the bottom bracket took me back….he had that authentic piecework dance…people used to say that if you worked at Raleigh long enough you started doing the dance in your sleep!”

    BRILLIANT!!!
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    Re: How a Bicycle is Made (1945)
    « Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 05:28 »
    What a fantastic video. really enjoyed that.

    watching these people build bikes like that makes me realise what i do for a living really cannot be called work
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