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Platt's Lap Converter

Forget the carding machine - you need a lap convertor. Puzzled? Find out more here.

Promotional 1951 13 mins

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A promotional film for the new lap convertor - a textile processing machine made by Platt Bros. Ltd. of Oldham. Aimed at an audience familiar with textile industry terminology, the film takes a detailed look at a specialised piece of industrial machinery. The narrator lists the features that make it superior to older, less sophisticated, models, before we see it in operation in a Lancashire mill.