• Short Summary

    Very good film showing how the Xylophone is constructed and also played, by Harry Robbins.

  • Description

    Note: Location of the events are unknown

    Full titles read: "MAKING NOTES - We have no intention of showing you how to make counterfeit bank notes - but just the wood notes of a Xylophone."

    L/S's of man placing planks of Honduras Rose Wood (the wood used to make the notes for Xylophones) on the ground. Several shots of the the wood being cut to size by various machines to make the notes for the musical instruments. M/S of the middle being scraped out of one the wooden notes, the narrator says that this is done to make a more "resonant sound".

    M/S's of a man placing the resonators into the Xylophone structure. Various shots of carpenters putting the instruments together in a workshop, and the notes being put in place. Very good L/S's, M/S's and C/U's of a the musician Harry Robbins playing the Xylophone.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1086.22
    Media URN:
    37589
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:58:00 / 01:43:01:00
    Canister:
    PT 180

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