NCB Film – The Fast Plough

Film ID:

YFA 2524



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The National Coal Board (NCB) Film Unit is one of Britain’s most substantial and long-lasting industrial film units. The following is an informative film about how a plough is used when mining coal and how it should be assembled.

Title – The Fast Plough (Original Lobbe Hobel & Anbauhoble Systems)

The ‘fast’ plough is shown in a mine stripping coal off a wall face as a conveyor belt, which runs alongside it, takes the coal pieces away. Parts of the machine are shown in close up and explained how they are used.

Above ground the plough is taken apart so that each section of it can be explained as to what its purpose is and how it should be taken care of in maintenance.

Back into the pit, a miner goes through the checks that should take place before the plough is put into use.

Title – Directed by Donald Alexander
Photographed by Lionel Griffiths
NCB Technical Film Unit

Title – The End

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