Repairing a sashcord

United Kingdom, 1947

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Episode of Series “Repairs in the Home”.
A practical demonstration of replacing a broken sashcord. An introductory sequence explains the difference between casement and sliding sash windows. A working model shows the structure of the latter. A man is seen in an upstairs room at work renewing a broken sashcord. Each stage of the job is illustrated in detail. Finally the film shows the tools which were used and summarises the method.


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Topical Film Company






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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → House construction

Crafts & Visual Arts → Windows

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Windows

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Dwellings - Maintenance and repair

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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