Various processes involved in the creation of stained glass windows are shown.
Wealdstone, Middlesex. Sent for rewashing - dirt on neg. Will be retransferred.
C/U of an artist's hand as he puts the finishing touches to a design for a stained glass window. M/S of the artist at work. He is quite elderly. He is part of a team which includes chemists, glassmakers and artists at a stained glass studio in Wealdstone. High angle shot showing the artist and his design. He paints a detail of the design. C/U of the artist. Dissolve into a M/S of man working with small pieces of glass. He cuts pieces of glass to fit the sections of the design.
High angle shot of the glass shaper placing pieces of glass onto an enlarged version of the design. Narrator explains the difference between old methods of making stained glass and "modern" techniques. C/U of glass cutter at work. High angle shot of the glass design - it looks like a jigsaw. M/S of the glass cutter at work.
M/S of an artist standing beside a stained glass window. He paints detail on the hair of an angel. C/U of the face upon the stained glass window. We see the paintbrush being used to pick out the highlights on the face. C/U of the artist concentrating on his work. M/S of the window.
High angle shot of two men at work piecing the glass in a lead surround. Closer view of their handiwork. C/U of the lead being shaped. M/S of joints being soldered. C/U of molten lead being applied to the joined.
C/U of parts of the finished window including details of faces and hands of Saints.
Note: men appearing in this film may be Mr E. Liddall Armitage, Mr Harman, Fred White, Ernie Southwood and Bob Holloway. Stained Glass Window is destined for St. Hillary's Church, Wallasey, Cheshire according to paperwork.
See separate explanation record CP 001: 'International Pictorials'.