Bell Tea

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An industrial film encouraging New Zealanders to buy New Zealand made goods. At the Bell Tea Co. factory in Dunedin tea is cleaned, blended, sieved, mixed, packaged and tested. In the storage room, which holds over 10 tons of tea, the tea is weighed, packed and labelled ready for distribution.

In a tongue-in-cheek way, the filmmakers break the fourth wall between the filmmakers and the audience while demonstrating an industrial-strength vacuum dust extractor: "As a special favour, we will show you the dust – mind your eyes cameraman!"

Learn more about the history of tea and coffee manufacturing in New Zealand.

Catalogue Reference F2064

Year 1932


Production Company: Industrial Films NZ
By courtesy of: Bell Tea Co Ltd
Joint production: D. W. Reeves
Joint production: T. S. Harris 

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