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    South West London.

    M/S of a man in a workshop examining a harp. C/U of the man as he plucks some strings then tightens them up. C/U of him concentrating on his harps and C/U of various parts of the harp. Nice harp music on the soundtrack. Narrator explains that new harps are harder to come by than tickets to heaven. Most harpists perform using instruments more than 100 years old. Company is owned by John Sebastian Morely and hasn't made a new harp for 40 years.

    Extreme C/Us of various parts of the instrument. Various shots of craftsmen at work renovating harps. Good C/Us of them concentrating on their work as the narrator explains the techniques used. French polishing and carpentry techniques are used as well as more traditional instrument renovating skills.

    Low angle shot of collection of old string instruments. C/Us showing decorative details of the harps.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1892
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    161.03
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:30:00 / 01:05:26:00
    Canister:
    CP 355
    Sort Number:
    CP 355
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Fashion & Music Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    Instruments
  • Stills

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

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