Star Item
  • Description

    Greenford, Middlesex.

    An item about the manufacture of wallpaper.

    C/U on stuffed birds. C/U of an artist painting the birds in a design. Various shots of artists designing wall paper. Various shots of a woman 'routing' - i.e. cutting the artist's design into sycamore wood.

    C/U of pots of paint. A man enters with a design and matches the colour of the paint to it. Top shot of gold paint being mixed automatically. M/S of men using traditional block printing machines. Once printed, the wall paper is hung up to dry. C/U of peacock patterned wallpaper. More shots of the printing process. A boy is seen rolling the dry paper. Top shot of a row of carved sycamore blocks. C/U of a man cleaning a very old William Morris design.

    M/Ss of men working on wood print wall paper.

    Various shots of flocked wall paper being made by Frank Culver - the flock dust sticks to glue on the paper, it is then burnished to give it a sheen.

    C/U of regal paper designed for Balmoral Castle. M/S of a telephone in front of disgusting patterned wallpaper.

    Other workers featured are named in the paperwork as Mr. Ayling, Mr. Abbot and Miss Bristow.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:49:00 / 01:14:40:00
    CP 433
    Sort Number:
    CP 433
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
    If the walls could talk This Place in History History Spot Stills The 1960s In The Making wallpaper Sanderson, Morris Wallpaper/Textiles
  • Stills

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

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment