This item shows the manufacture process of fine Derby China.
Shots of tables laid with ornate china.
Inside the factory, Ted Bountain is shown feeding clay into a machine that eliminates air bubbles. M/S of Albert Deakin using a wheel to make plates. Doreen Sheldon is seen trimming rough edges from the plate. Jack Wood then dips the plates in glaze - C/U of the glazed plates. Various shots of plates being fired - they are moved along a conveyor belt inside the kiln.
Shot of the paint workshop. Various C/Us of complex patterns being painted onto plates by hand. Barbara Baker is shown painting feathers on a china owl.
A quality control inspector is shown studying a plate. C/U of "second-rate" plates being smashed into a reject box.
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