• Short Summary

    A small orchestra plays with glass instruments.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CLASSICS ON GLASS".

    Location of events unknown - probably Germany.

    Various shots of a small classical orchestra playing with transparent glass instruments in a studio. Commentator explains that the orchestra is attached to a factory and has been completely equipped with instruments made from the new kind of flexible glass that has been discovered.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1174.02
    Media URN:
    40483
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:02:00 / 01:05:13:00
    Canister:
    PT 436

Comments (1)

  1. Mar Alonso says

    Thank you very much for showing this film! I have found some information about it.
    It was filmed in Germany in 1938, the Lutz Quartet played in the UFA Weekly Review newsreel and on the radio. Making musical instruments of Plexiglas was an idea of Otto Röhm, one of the founders of the chemical company Röhm & Haas. For more details:
    https://www.world-of-plexiglas.com/en/plexiglas-musical-instruments/
    Regards :)

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