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    Craftsman at work carving decoy ducks.

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    No title. "Modern machinery has not taken this old hunter from his odd job" (there is a location on this intertitle but unreadable on this neg. Probably somewhere in New Hampshire.) M/S of a man in the open air using a small hand axe to shape a piece of wood. C/U of the wood being shaped. "Making decoy ducks entirely by hand power." M/S of a man at work shaping the ducks, they are lined up behind him. C/U of him shaping the wood. C/U of him hand carving a smaller bird. C/U of him using a hand drill to make holes for eyes in one of the wooden ducks. C/U of the duck. The craftsman pushes some glass eyes into the duck model. "And they do the job!" M/S of group of ducks on a lake. L/S of birds flying above the lake.

    Note: This is one of the"Walter Futter's Curiosities" in the Eve Pic collection - American films which it appears Pathe bought then retitled for use in the U.K. This might also be an extract from the Walter Futter film "Back Home".

    Safety neg only.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:34:00 / 01:13:51:00
    EP 292

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