• Short Summary

    Educational film showing how stained glass made - was shown on television in 1951.

  • Description

    Reel 1. A Kinescope of one of a series of 22 half-hour programmes broadcast by the B.B.C. Television Service in 1951. [British Broadcasting Corporation - BBC] The Stained Glass Craftsman.

    A man shows three boys pictures of stained glass windows. Church windows. He explains the significance of the stories featured in the windows. In memory of the Grimsby fisherman who died in second world war. Artist's drawing of a church window. He talks through the stages involved in designing and making a stained glass window. A "cartoon" is pinned up and he talks the boys through how the cartoon and the tracing taken from it will aid in the making of the window. The cartoon is put on the table for the craftsman to work from. Mr Welsh the craftsman comes in and explains how the tracing is made. He uses Indian Ink to trace the design. Books are used to show how the lead makes an H shape.

    Mr Luxford comes in to explain how he does his glass cutting. He shows the boys his glass cutting wheel. He demonstrates glass cutting technique. He cuts a piece of glass in the shape of the head of the man on the cartoon. The excess glass is tapped and broken off. The glass is laid on to the cartoon. One of the boys is given a chance at cutting the glass. Mr Welsh returns. He polishes the glass and places it on the cartoon. He then paints the details of the face on the piece of glass. The group go over to an easel. Mr Welsh shows them the tools he will use to paint the glass.

    See reel 2 - also record for the film "Stained Glass".

    Note: With the benefit of hindsight this teacher seems very condescending in his commentary. He also persists in calling his pupils: "my boys"!

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:16:04:00

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