United Kingdom, 1945

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An account of the cultivation and treatment of sisal, a raw material for rope making, in Tanganyika. Shows the way in which the leaves are removed from the sisal plant and conveyed to the decorticator machine; also the drying, grading, brushing and baling of the fibre. Illustrates the uses of the fibre; traces the history of the industry in East Africa and mentions problems associated with growth, processing and marketing.


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Gateway Film Productions

East African Railways and Harbours Film Unit






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