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Research and Development at Helmshore

Analysis through action - the testing of textile machinery in the mill.

Documentary 1952 22 mins Silent

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This film records the testing of textile machinery manufactured by Platt Bros. of Oldham at their research headquarters in Helmshore. Spinning tests and sample analysis, machine inspection and expert opinion all contribute to the final report. Explanatory subtitles provide information for viewers unfamiliar with textile terminology.