• Short Summary

    Good footage of the Goldsmith company assessing silver to be hallmarked. London.

  • Description

    Goldsmith company testing silver for hall marking, London.

    L/Ss of craftsmen at work scraping silver off items in preparation for it to be assayed. M/S of the particles being weighted on small scales. M/S of nitric acid being added to the silver. M/S of several bottles. The bottles are clamped into a bottle shaker. M/S of machine shaking bottles. M/S and C/U of man adding salt to the bottles, they start to go cloudy. Several shots of man stamping hallmark on silver bowl. M/Ss of various decorative items of silver on display.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1291.09
    Media URN:
    34589
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:13:00 / 01:13:43:00
    Canister:
    NP 359

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