• Short Summary

    Musical box restorer Samuel Sunley gives us a demonstration of various pieces in his collection.

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    Paddington, London.

    L/S of restorer Samuel Sunley sat at a table working on a musical box, there are several other boxes on the table, various shots as he brushes and adjusts the mechanism. He turns a lever and the musical box starts up, M/S of the box which has a drum and bells in the middle and two dolls dancing to the music, it is 115 years old. C/U of the drum, C/U of Samuel's face. C/U of one of the dolls dancing.

    M/S of a large music box with a boy and girl stood under a lamppost, the boy is playing the guitar and serenading the girl, various shots of the musical box in action. M/S of another one with a drunk man propping up a lamppost and whistling, C/U of his face. M/S as Samuel looks down to the table. M/S of four small ornate boxes, he picks up a mother of pearl box and winds it up with a small key. C/U as he puts it down on the table and presses a button. Part of the top flips up to reveal a tiny bird which flaps its wings and sings. Various shots of the bird.

    M/S of a musical ashtray which flips the cigarette in when it has burned down, M/S as we get a demonstration. M/S of various music box mechanisms, there is a model of a ballerina spinning round in the middle.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:21:51:00 / 01:23:26:00
    CP 200

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