[BUTTERMAKING]

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0 ft. Intertitles: “Collecting cream from the dairyman in one of the Napier trucks”.
5 ft. Dairy truck appearing, driver and assistant collecting cans loading truck.
62 ft. Collecting cream from the railway.
66 ft. Train pulling into station.
72 ft. Unloading cream from carriage to truck. Truck leaving.
100 ft. “Making butter the cream arrives at the Waiuku Factory where it is carefully graded by the company's experts”.
122 ft. Truck arriving at factory. Truck leaving. Sign, “NZ Co-op Dairy Co. Ltd”. “3 experts stirring, smelling, tasting the cream”.
174 ft. “A small quantity is taken for testing”.
177 ft. Cream skinned and a sample spooned into container. sign, “Anchor Superfine”.
198 ft. “The cream is poured into steam cylinders, the high temperature of which kills the bacteria”.
209 ft. Pump in action.
212 ft. Steam cylinders.
226 ft. “It is then cooled as rapidly as possible and churned at once”.
231 ft. Coolers, Pouring into vats. sign 'Anchor Superfine Acorn First Grade'.
255 ft. “Ready for the churns”.
260 ft. Churn rotating.
271 ft. “Salting”.
274 ft. Salt poured into churn, churn rotating.
295 ft. “Immediately the churning process is complete the butter is packed and put into cool storage”.
306 ft. Two men shovelling the butter out of churns on to table. sign, “Anchors Superfine”.
337 ft. “The finished butter is subjected to many severe tests in the laboratory”.
348 ft. Samples heated over burner. Test results written in book.
383 ft. “Making and filling the boxes”.
387 ft. Man constructing boxes, boxes lined with paper, butter pressed in by machine.
482 ft. “Making and wrapping the pats”.
486 ft. Five men cutting, wrapping, weighing and boxing.
523 ft. “From cool storage to the railway”.
529 ft. Cool storage machinery.
544 ft. Loading boxes into train compartment.
568 ft. “The butter train arrives in Auckland”. Train approaching station.
592 ft. “The government graders at work”.
597 ft. Samples of butter smelled and tasted.
620 ft. “A certificate is issued for every batch”.
639 ft. C.U. Certificate.
649 ft. “Shipping butter to England”.
652 ft. Train and containers backing alongside ship.
660 ft. “Loading 22000 boxes on the SS Port Darwin”.
667 ft. Boxes unloaded onto wharf.
681 ft. “The endless search for purity”.
687 ft. Box prised open.
695 ft. “The Government officials test the temperature of the butter before it is slung aboard”.
707 ft. Testing temperature through holes in butter boxes.
725 ft. End.

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Year 1923

Reference number F10040

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre In-house

Duration 0:08:02

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