Rescuing Warners – Documentary on MACE’s HLF Vinegar Syndrome Project

Wall Breaker Productions have produced a short documentary for MACE that tells the story of our on-going Heritage Lottery funded ‘Vinegar Syndrome’ project. 

The aim of the project is to save a film collection that is suffering from cellulose triacetate degradation or vinegar syndrome. The name derives from the smell of the acetic acid emitted from the decaying film, which in its advanced stages, becomes completely destroyed.


The  films, which were deposited with MACE by Wolverhampton City Archives, were made by Wolverhampton based production company Warners who specialised in making promotional and information films for a wide variety of clients during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

You can watch the full documentary on MACE’s Vimeo Page.


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