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Documentary Film: Swedish Cycle Factory, 1927

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This film shows bicycle manufacture at the Nymans Verkstader factory of Uppsala Sweden in 1927.

Forgings, castings, grinding, polishing, cutting operations, brazing, painting, assembly, testing and shipment.

Nymans is of historical import as they were the antecedant of the Crescent, Monark and MCB entities. Their main bicycle marque was that of Hermes (there were also unrelated Hermes marques in the UK and in Italy).

Introductory text in english;

https://www.filmarkivet.se/english/

Film itself:

https://www.filmarkivet.se/movies/ak...tader-uppsala/

As someone watching this work from nearly a century later the most striking thing is that everyone in the plant is operating with no personal protective equipment such as gloves, eye shields, face shields, stiff aprons, etc. Their only "protection" is a thin fabric apron.

This page gives some Nymans history -

Nymans cyklar

Text is in Swedish so if you have Chrome on your device you can ask it to translate...

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