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The Town and the Mill

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950 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"This is a film about the town of Arnprior, Ontario and a major factory there, Kenwood Mills Ltd., makers of Kenwood blankets as well as felts and jackets used by paper makers, tanner's wringer sleeves and other wool fabrics. Kenwood Mills is the town's largest employer. The film shows the Arnprior Town Hall, the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital, the curling club and Kenwood Mills. The footage of the factory shows the weaving room, including a few of the looms on which Kenwood blankets and felts are made, larger looms used to weave paper makers' felts, and the burling room, where blankets and felts are inspected and workers assemble felts into a continuous belt."


"Business in Motion: Films of Current Interest," Canadian Business 24 (March 1951): 102.
"Shows the relationship between Kenwood Mills Ltd., and the town of Arnprior, Ontario, in which it is the leading industry. The camera catches Arnprior citizens at work, at home, and at play; shows how the mill makes a valuable contribution to the town and the town to the mill. Some sequences show steps in the manufacturing of Kenwood blankets."

"Sponsored Film Production On the Rise in Canada," Film News (July-August 1950): 11.
"Among sales promotion films of the semi-institutional type is THE TOWN AND THE MILL, a human document of life in the small Ontario town of Arnprior (sponsor, Kenwood Mills)."

Crawley Films, Free Films: Directory of Sources of Free 16mm Sponsored Films in Canada (Ottawa: Crawley Films, May 1952): 10.
"3 films on papermaking, manufacturing wool blankets and the role of an industry in a town."