• Short Summary

    Extraordinary collection of pipes on display - various shapes, sizes and origins.

  • Description

    Hadley Wood, Herefordshire.

    C/U shot of a man smoking pipe. Smoke comes out through the nostrils of a carved woman's head. Lid (a hat) is placed on the top of the pipe. Cut to a panning shot of various pipes placed on a table.

    Mr. Trevor Barton of Hadley Wood in Herefordshire has collected over 400 different pipes during a ten year period. M/S of Mr. Barton sitting at his desk holding large, greatly carved wooden pipe. C/U shot of the pipe's carvings. The pipe is from Germany - informs the narrator. Strange looking Japanese pipe is next on display.

    M/S of Mr Barton at his desk as Mrs. Barton enters the room. "Trevor and his wife Deena have acquired a mass knowledge about their hobby ... the smoking customs of people throughout the world ... the history of pipes..." - tells the voiceover. M/S of Mrs. Burton holding a beautiful pipe of Dresden China made in 1850.

    Succession of C/U shots of different pipes from different origins: "Bavarian pipe said to have once been owned by Ludwig, the Mad King", Chinese water pipes, masterfully carved Persian 'nargila' pipe, Austrian meerschaum cigar holder, a rare 18th century Staffordshire "snake pipe".

    M/S of Mr. and Mrs. Burton sitting on the sofa. Mr. Burton is holding 'a monster' in his arms - a four foot six inches long Austrian pipe (takes two ounces of tobacco). Mrs. Burton lights his monster pipe with the match. C/U of Mr. Burton smoking. M/S of "happy couple" - Mrs. Burton knitting and Mr. Burton smoking - if at all visible through the smokescreen.

    Note: Much more information about the pipes in documentation file.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:07:00 / 01:24:34:00
    CP 047

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