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  • Description

    Making spectacles.

    Alperton, London.

    M/S man at machine in Wiseman Ltd. spectacle making factory. C/U of the machinery. churning out lenses, they slide down the chute. M/S of man inspecting lenses in the trough. He gives them a final checking and begins to pour pitch over them. M/S as he puts a press on top. M/S as the press to taken off showing the blackened glasses. M/S grinding lenses on the machine. M/S as he puts a bowl of lenses on the shelf. Various shots as they are prepared for polishing, M/S polishing in progress. Various shots of man inspecting lenses. A girl tests them for accuracy at a bench. M/S as machine stamps out frames, a man lays a fresh batch on the pile. Various shots as the frames are trimmed at machines and polished then assembled. M/S of final polishing. Various shots of the final check. M/S box of frames, a man picks up a batch of them. C/U frames in his hand.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:11:00 / 01:35:11:00
    NP 278
    Sort Number:
    NP 278
  • Appears in...

    Trade & Industry
    spectacles NHS Special
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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