An item about the manufacturing process of fine Derby China.
This item shows the manufacture process of fine Derby China.
Shots of tables laid with ornate china.
Inside the factory, Ted Bountain is shown feeding clay into a machine that eliminates air bubbles. M/S of Albert Deakin using a wheel to make plates. Doreen Sheldon is seen trimming rough edges from the plate. Jack Wood then dips the plates in glaze - C/U of the glazed plates. Various shots of plates being fired - they are moved along a conveyor belt inside the kiln.
Shot of the paint workshop. Various C/Us of complex patterns being painted onto plates by hand. Barbara Baker is shown painting feathers on a china owl.
A quality control inspector is shown studying a plate. C/U of "second-rate" plates being smashed into a reject box.
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