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How a Bicycle is Made

About the film

The design and manufacture of Raleigh bicycles, as told by a designer to a father and son.


Release year
Norman Lee
Production company
Signet Pictures Corporation Ltd
Billie Williams
Running time (minutes)
17 mins 22 secs

Original Description

A Bicycle Factory
‘The process of manufacture is traced from the beginning; the design on paper and the raw materials. We see what goes to make the steel tubes of the frames, the handle bars, the gear wheels, the pedal cranks, the pedals, the spokes, the wheels and the hubs, until at last the complete bicycle is ready for testing.’
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)