White cedar trees are dragged from a New Jersey swamp for house building, lead mining in Italy and the village clock in Funfkirchen, Hungary, strikes noon.
Titles read: "CINEVIEWS IN BRIEF".
Various locations of events.
At Port Norris in New Jersey, United States of America, we see men using machinery to drag white cedar trees from the swamps and bogs. The trees have been preserved in the swamps for centuries. A man counts the rings on a cross-section of a tree trunk. Another man cuts the trunks down using a huge circular saw. A man puts a log on top of a pile of wooden slats that have been cut for house building.
On the slopes of Mount Valerio in Italy, we see men mining a newly discovered area of lead. The lead seams are pointed out in chunks of rock. Brief shots of the lead sorting and refining processes. Molten lead is poured into moulds to make ingots.
In the old village of Funfkirchen in Southern Hungary we see the clock in the market square strike noon. Several model figures of men move around the decorated clock face while tinkly music sounds.