Fans Unlimited

1962 , Colchester (Essex)

A sales promotion for the Baby Expelair, made by Expelair Ltd, a subsidiary of Woods of Colchester.

The film starts with ground level street shots, presumably of London, as the fictional Managing Director (identified by his parking space) of a wholesalers is driving into work. Most of the film concerns the sales promotion for the Baby Expelair. As the camera remains behind the Managing Director, it appears that the salesman is talking to the viewer. The film shows some street scenes in Colchester, including The George Hotel and Woods new factory in Tufnell Way. Briaswick. There are interior shots of the factory, showing production of the Baby Expelair and a largely male workforce. Woods private plane is shown taking off from Boxted Airdrome. The film shows exterior and interior shots of a modern semi-detached house, a 17th century house and a bathroom of a modern flat. The film gives an idea of the early 1960s building boom.There is also a still of an 1962 advertising leaflet.

Featured Buildings

Woods Colchester's Factory; The George Hotel, Colchester

Keywords

Factories; Housing development; Salesmanship

Other Places

London

Background Information

Woods of Colchester was part of the GEC group. It achieved record sales of ?50 million in the year 1996 - 1997 and employed 760 people.

  • Producer : Geoff Busby

  • Producer : John Wiles

  • Producer : David McKeand (production manager)

  • Editor : Simon Sanders

  • Script : Geoff Woods

  • Sponsor : Woods of Colchester

Manifestations

Fans Unlimited

  • Barcode
    INV332804
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:21:17
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    709003
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV263267
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Colour Type
    colour
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:21:17
    Has Sound
    Y
    Modification Date
    14/05/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    679802
    Sound
    sound
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV187158
    Canonical Identifier
    A-234
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identification Notes
    Picture: combined (data migration 25/06/2021)
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    560614
    Sound
    sound

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