• Short Summary

    In Jutland, Denmark, is an unusual type of museum. It was begun fifty years ago?

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    In Jutland, Denmark, is an unusual type of museum. It was begun fifty years ago by a Danish dairy magnate for the purpose of displaying various types of old Danish farm buildings.

    The founder, Mr. Hjerl, began with a farm of 1716, but there are now 16 old buildings at the open-air museum. They have been built by methods dating from begone times, and as a new exhibit is built for the museums collection, clay for brick making is kneaded in a mixing vessel operated by a harnessed bull walking round it in a circle.

    Ancient tools only are used by the builders, and the kiln for making the bricks is fired by means of a rifle shot.

    Tourists have a rare opportunity of watching the ancient crafts of building as they were practised years ago, and can also see at the Museum an ancient penny-farthing bicycle, Vikings' thatched huts and a canoe cut from a tree trunk.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6FY0LCFP9RXZS3LYTBAOFE4ET
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FY0LCFP9RXZS3LYTBAOFE4ET
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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