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    An item about candle-making using modern and traditional methods.

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    Battersea, South London.

    An item about candle-making using modern and traditional methods at Price's Patent Candle Co. Ltd.

    M/S of a bucket being dipped into a vat of wax. The wax is tipped into a machine. M/S of rows of candles being moulded by machine. A man carries a rack of candles off to dry.

    Various shots of candle wicks being spun on a machine. Bill Knight dips a row of wicks into wax to make long thin 'flower-light' candles.

    Shots of the "very latest way of making candles". A machine squeezes candles out of flaked wax.

    Shots of birthday candles being manufactured automatically at 1200 a minute. In contrast, a man is making church candles traditionally by dripping wax over wicks 20 times a day. Various shots of church candles - they are hanging in circles by their wicks. Ted Crouchman cuts down the candles and chops them into even lengths.

    Various shots of women painting decorative candles. C/U of a woman painting a poodle shaped candle. Shots exemplifying the different uses for candles - on birthday cakes, a calendar candle, to light a card table and religious candles. A woman's hand is shown lighting a display of fruit shaped candles.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:18:00 / 01:48:21:00
    CP 438

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