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  • Short Summary

    Copper plate is engraved by an artist - engravings are presented.

  • Description

    No title. Woman poses for a man in a domestic interior. C/U of the man sketching. C/U of his model.

    Intertitle reads: "But, now comes the master touch... engraving the hammered copper plate. (This is a Bocher's-Valentine's-Brook and Walter-Jump rolled into one for the novice.)" C/U of the artist engraving the copper plate. C/U of the engraved copper plate. The plate is then inked. We see the artist in M/S then a C/U of his hand as he uses a special tool to cover the plate with ink. The plate is then put through a press - we see a woman operating the press by hand, she turns a large wheel.

    The artist peels off the paper to reveal the impression. C/U of a woman worker pinning multiple prints from the engraving out to dry on a table. We then see the finished print displayed for the camera. Other engravings are shown presumably by the same artist.

    Note: picture quality is poor - possibly due to decomposition.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:02:10:00
    EP 089

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