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  • Description

    Full title reads: "Notes on Music".

    Location of events unknown.

    The printing process of sheet music.

    C/U of man's hands playing piano, tilt up to show sheet of music. M/S of row of men engraving zinc or pewter sheets with music. C/U of various tools. C/U of man's hands engraving music lines and bars onto metal sheet. The man then uses a mallet and steel punches to create notes. Extreme C/U of man engraving 'slurs' (curved lines that bunch notes together). C/U of completes sheet being polished.

    C/U of finished music sheet. Panning C/U of men rubbing ink onto engraved zinc sheets. The sheet of paper is then placed over zinc platter and lithographic stone is rolled over it. M/S of factory floor of the printers - men inking sheets and turning handle that rolls lithographic stone. C/U of man's hands carefully lifting the first proof sheet from under the stone.

    Various shots of rotary printing machines in action. Various shots of paper passing through the printing press. We see a man collecting a pile of freshly printed music sheets.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    39726
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1144.01
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:43:00 / 01:02:50:00
    Canister:
    PT 353
    Sort Number:
    PT 353
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    Music, General. Technique Music
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "man's hands playing piano" - it's a Rudolf Stelzhammer piano.

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