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Sydney S. Bird & Sons Factory, Enfield

Step inside Sydney S. Bird's 1930s electrical components factory in Enfield, a hive of activity full of well-oiled machines.

Amateur film 1939 3 mins Silent

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Fascinating footage of the Sydney S. Bird & Sons factory in Enfield, which was a major producer of walkie-talkies, capacitors and condensers. The clip features close-ups of the spinning machinery in operation and hard-working employees on the factory floor. In the final shot, the camera pans across the facade of a modern-looking building, revealing the exterior views of the site on Great Cambridge Road.

This film is from the collection of Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive.