A safety device for coal mine lifts and arts and crafts contests for women in Venice.
Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".
Various locations of events.
Library shots of the pit head working of a coal mine. M/S of an inventor from Sheffield with the model of a pit on which he demonstrates his mining safety device that stops a lift cage from falling if the cable should break. The lift cable is cut but the cage is held secure. (Location of events not specified - could be Sheffield?)
In Venice, Italy, we see a brief shot of St Mark's Square, then several shots of women taking part in competitions for speed typing, making and painting pottery, machine sewing and embroidery. Commentator says a diploma won at one of these contests is a passport to a good job. The women wear dark uniforms. M/Ss of the girls modelling dresses they have made in the dressmaking contest.