• Short Summary

    Excellent footage of bell making workshop at Whitechapel foundry in London

  • Description

    The Whitechapel Bell Foundry, London.

    L/S (Sounds of bells chiming) and MS Church. M/S Church spire. M/S Church roof with cross. L/S and M/S Canterbury Cathedral. Camera pans down Cathedral. Interior of a church showing bell hanging. C/U and M/S Striker hitting at bell. L/S Church steeple. M/S and L/s of two men standing next to brazier heating metal. C/Us of man using automatic hammer to shape metal. M/S of bell hammers in pile. Man puts new one with them.

    C/Us of hole being drilled into bell hammer. Men working on bells. Man hoist bell up by pulling on chain. Several good shots of man using revolving machine (vertical lathe) to shape the inside of bell. M/S of man hitting the new bell with a mallet. William Hughes, the tuner enters the room and gets to work on fine tuning the bell with tuning fork. Good C/Us of bell inside Big Ben striking. L/S of the Houses of Parliament.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1333.25
    Media URN:
    44037
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:27:00 / 01:49:39:00
    Canister:
    NP 508

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