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Published on Aug 2, 2013
This is a 9.5mm 100ft silent black & white film release by LGP Cine (UK), of a French 1924 Pathe promotional film directed by Pierre Chanel. It shows the Pathe factories at Joinville, Paris, France in 1924 where the 9.5mm films and equipment were made.. (This 9.5mm print was made by contact printing on 16mm then reperfing to 9.5mm - the original film possibly ran a little longer)
The inter-titles are all in French of course - maybe these translations will help! Les Usines de Joinville-le-Pont - le berceau du Pathe-Baby (The factories at Joinville-le-Pont, cradle of the Pathe-Baby) Un des ateliers de verification des appareils Pathe-Baby (One of the workshops where Pathe-Baby cameras are tested) Apercus des ateliers de montage des films Pathe-Baby (Glimpses of the Pathe-Baby film editing rooms) L'encochage et l'embobinage des films Pathe-Baby. Vues de quelques ateliers (Notching and spooling Pathe-Baby films. Some workshop scenes) Quelques machines (Some machines) Un atelier de mecanique (A mechanical workshop) Le service des expeditions (The despatch department) Fin (The End)
The 9.5mm films were printed 3 copies at a time across 35m stock. The film shows 35mm rolls of filmstock being handled.- slitting to 9.5mm width prints was done at the very end