• Short Summary

    The art of cemented stained glassmaking is demonstrated at this ancient glassworks.

  • Description

    Wealdstone, Middlesex.

    C/U of several pieces of coloured glass. Worker Bill Fulker selects a piece of yellow glass and marks out a shape to be cut with a small craft knife, working from a plan on the workbench. He then chips away at the glass with a hammer to get the desired shape and glues it into position in the stained glass design he is working on. C/U of the original design; tilt down to show the different coloured chunks of glass in position to make the shape of a chalice.

    Another man is seen working on a different design, using the original method of having a metal frame around each section. We pan from him to Joe Guinlan who is working on a cemented stained glass design; an assistant mixes the cement while Joe carefully pours it into the gaps between the glass. It looks like each piece of glass is protected by a square of plaster.

    Joe walks over to a design he prepared earlier and takes the wooden blocks from the sides of the piece. He holds it up so we see it is quite a modern-looking religious portrait. C/U of coloured glass in a cemented design; it is then illuminated from behind - very striking. C/U of a portrait of Christ then various abstract designs.

    Note: mute neg appears to be quite scratched. On file are cameraman's notes and a magazine article about 'Two hundred and seventy years of glassmaking' from James Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd, the company featured in this story; the company started in Whitefriars in 1680.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    39.24
    Media URN:
    1988
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:03:00 / 01:58:31:00
    Canister:
    CP 062

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