Educational film showing how stained glass made - was shown on television in 1951.
A layer of Plaster of Paris is put over the glass and it is put into the oven on a tray. Mr Luxford bangs nails into the lead and then bends a thick layer of lead to place around the edge of the picture. He then puts flux on all the joins of the lead. The soldering iron is applied to the joints. The boys sit down and their teacher puts the projector on to show them a film. A commentary from the teacher and craftsmen takes place over the British Instructional Film called "Stained Glass". Mr Smith makes the design for a window. A cartoon is made. A light box underneath illuminates the drawing. Mr Luxford is then seen on the film cutting the glass.
The tray of glass is taken to Mr Welsh who paints on the details. The glass is then stippled and the highlights are taken out. The glass is then fired after being laid out on a tray of Plaster of Paris. We see the tray being put into different kilns. The pieces of glass are laid on top of the cartoon and the lead is bent around them with the help of nails to hold them into position. The tallow candle is applied to the joins. C/U of the joints being soldered. Putty is applied to "stop the weather getting in". A window is put into place in a church. Tilt to show full splendour of the window.
Intertitle reads: A British Instructional Film Produced with the Co-operation of the National Committee for Visual Aids in Education. The teacher leaves the craftsmen with the boys then speaks to camera. He invites people to write in if they have been interested in the series and would like to see more.
See reel 1 and record for the film "Stained Glass".
Note: With the benefit of hindsight this teacher seems very condescending in his commentary. He also persists in calling his pupils: "my boys"!