About the film archive
Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
The design and manufacture of Raleigh bicycles, as told by a designer to a father and son.
A bicycle factory
'The process of manufacture is traced from the beginning; the design on paper and the raw materials. We see what goes to make the steel tubes of the frames, the handle bars, the gear wheels, the pedal cranks, the pedals, the spokes, the wheels and the hubs, until at last the complete bicycle is ready for testing.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
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