Footage of Barrel making and Cooper initiating.
Note: Location of events unknown.
Various very good shots of the process of beer-barrel making and Coopering includes workmen planing pieces of oak, assembling the barrel with staves and softening timber over fire. M/Ss of apprentice Arthur Harding being lifted into newly made barrel by his work mates for his initiation as a journeyman cooper. Men his the side of the barrel with hammers, they smile and laugh. A man drops oak shavings inside the barrel followed a bucket of water. Several shots of the workmen rolling barrel round the workshop. M/Ss of Arthur being tossed in the air by his work mates.