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  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    London.

    Various shots of work in forge where Wilkinson's swords are manufactured. We see two men operating machine that beats piece of metal into sword shape. The metal is taken to veteran swordsmith, Tom Beasley, who sticks it into furnace and then uses hammer to shape metal into sharp blade. M/S of Tom and younger man - they have a conversation about Tom's long career. Tom has made swords for 5 monarchs and Lord Kitchener, the sword they are now making is for General Dwight Eisenhower (Ike). Several cuts - Tom keeps on forgetting his lines!

    Date on old record is 14/06/1946. This item is cuts from Gazette story "The Sword" in 46/41 - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    62894
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2090.16
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:11:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:07:00 / 01:59:20:00
    Canister:
    UN 1458 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 1458 A
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    Lifestyle & Culture Religion & Politics Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    Cold Heart of The Sun
  • Stills

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