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The Doll Factory’s Assembly Line (1963) | British Pathé

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Published on Apr 13, 2014

Learn how a doll factory in London makes a modern doll in an assembly line. This archive footage demonstrates every part of the process from connecting the eyes to the head, hair styling, dressing up, and adding a tape recorder that is tucked away in the belly.

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(FILM ID:235.09)

Battersea, South London.

A woman's hands walks a doll towards the camera, the doll speaks - "am I a good girl Mummy?".

Various shots of plastic dolls' heads being manufactured in moulds. C/U of hair being machined onto a doll's head. C/U of a tray of glass eyes. Two eyes are taken from the tray and poked into a doll's head - ouch! C/U of details being added to the face. To colour the lips red paint is sprayed through a stencil. Various shots of the dolls' heads being joined to the body. Once the doll is assembled the hair is styled. Various shots of the sewing of the dolls' clothes and the dolls being dressed.

C/U of the string in the back of a completed doll being pulled - "I do love you Mummy, please tell me a fairy story".

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