Item showing bells being made in Lucca, Tuscany. Italy.
Unissued / Unused material.
Bell foundry in foundry. Lucca, Tuscany. Italy.
MS workman swinging gauge round brick constructed inside mould of the bell. CU gauge circling round the mould. MS's outside moulds made of clay being fashioned. Various shots decorations for the bell being pressed into clay of outside mould. MS men covering earth over the two moulds, fitted one inside the other.
Various shots men beating down earth. MS men smoothing soil. MS men battening down soil. CU battens hitting earth. CU's old bells being broken up. MS pieces of old bell being fed into furnace for melting. MS old bits of metal being placed in furnace. MS metal bar stirring into furnace. MS flames leaping from furnace hole. MS molten metal flowing into channel. MS molten metal flowing from furnace.
MS channel in earth in which bell cases are buried. MS ladle lifting molten metal from one part of channel to another. MS metal bell after casing is removed. CU's bell being hoisted. Various shots town and bells ringing.