• Short Summary

    For all those interested in model making of any sort, these pictures will be a dream.

  • Description

    For all those interested in model making of any sort, these pictures will be a dream.

    This carpenters shop in Slikkerveer, near Rotterdam, is the centre of the only firm in Holland that builds model ships. They have been going for over 50 years and attained perfection in their work.

    In these pictures, in the carpenters workshop, the wooden hulls are being prepared, while in the metal department all mechanical and metal parts and components are made and assembled. No, two ships are alike and therefore series production of parts is impossible. Everything is made by hand.

    One artisan is working on the parts for a corn elevator, while another is soldering a bridge for a tanker. Another is busy on the wheelhouse of a tugboat, and ladders and companion ways are under construction. Airvents, masts, ventilators....all go into position.

    These models are exact replicas of the real thing....all made by experts. It takes about a hundred manhours to build each model. Original designs and blueprints of the shipbuilders are used, reduced to the appropriate scale.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA778Y0P4XJGZITIWG82BVKB7OW
    Media URN:
    VLVA778Y0P4XJGZITIWG82BVKB7OW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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