Item showing how gold leaf is made. London.
Various shots as gold ingots are pressed out into long ribbons through a machine. They are taken away to be beaten. M/S men with hammers. Squares are placed between layers of vellum and beaten. M/S of marble blocks which absorb the blows. M/S as they check the thickness of the leaf. M/S of a group of girls at a table. C/U as they the leaf with sharpened reeds and put it between pieces of tissue paper.