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Designed in Britain, Short Movie, 1959 IMDB

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dsl SX

2015-11-15 19:18

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15 minute whizz through lots of aspects of latest British design, taken from
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this COI Collection Volume Two: Design for Today DVD set.

One of earliest COI things to be filmed in colour, so they make the most of it - some cars, boats and planes - but no trains. Most of film is home and office stuff - furniture, fabrics, white goods, kitchen- and table-ware (particularly for some reason lots of teapots).
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Some architecture - schools, homes, offices, shopping centres and a brief glimpse of missiles. Film has virtually no commentary to identify what's being shown or to explain why chosen.

Stuff we had (or very similar) when I were a lad
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Those whisks were excellent robust designs - my mum's lasted 50+ years and still used; I may well have had my first bath in something like that one; my dad had a small tray (for cuff-links?) with that old car on it; we had that exact teaset.

Other stuff
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Boats
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dsl SX

2015-11-15 19:22

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Planes for impdb:
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CougarTim US

2015-11-15 23:21

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dsl wrote
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Haustellum, a tanker completed by Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Shipbuilders in Hebburn, UK, in 1954. Scrapped in 1975.
http://www.shipspotting.com/ships/ship.php?imo=5144007
http://www.helderline.nl/tanker/460/haustellum/

dsl wrote
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Both of these show the SS Orsova, a passenger liner completed by Vickers Armstrongs Shipbuilders in Barrow-in-Furness, England, in 1954. Sailed the world before being scrapped in Taiwan in 1974.
http://www.shipspotting.com/ships/ship.php?imo=5265772
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Orsova_%281953%29

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dsl SX

2015-11-16 23:06

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^ seems an underwhelming choice of ships to demonstrate pinnacles of design.

Corkeyandpals US

2017-10-16 17:26

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Aircraft at: http://impdb.org/index.php?title=Designed_in_Britain

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