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  • Short Summary

    Blind people doing various jobs, including making brooms and basket weaving.

  • Description

    Blind craftspeople. Location of events unknown.

    CU white armband with 3 black dots. Blind man and guide dog on street. CU doorbell button on wall, hand gropes for and then pushes bell. A man & young girl walking up stairs. CU blind man plays piano with one hand, the other hand reads Braille music. Back view piano tuner plucking strings.

    High angled shot of 4 blind people at table, binding together small bunches of bristles with twine which they pull up through tubes in table. CU elderly man. Various shots of man making little bundles and then fitting them into broom head. Old man carries a few brooms past a wall of broom heads on shelves. Shots young woman seated at the table, putting short bristles into broom. CU bristles and tools, also black pan with steam coming from it, the girl picks up a knife. CU girl's hands working. More shots woman working.

    Young man piling large skeins of rope. Man weaving at large loom. Man sits on stool finishing woven mat, dog (guide dog?) sits on pile of mats. CU dog with muzzle. CU man's hands working. More shots man & dog. Man with bundle of brush. Another man with bundle of long straw. Old man weaving basket from long straw - raffia? Worker carries some baskets past. Another man weaving large square basket. Woman weaves seat of chair. CU as woman runs fingers over finished seat. Pan on many types of brushes hung on wall. D

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:28:00 / 01:54:56:00
    ON 458 L

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