Processes involved in blasting, crushing and grading limestone.
No title. L/S of a lime quarry. M/S of two men men inside a lime cave. They point to the walls. L/S of the quarry cliffs. Men are seen walking around - they look very small. Blasting takes place - a bit far away to really see it very well. Some of the cliff falls.
"Then the loading up for the journey to the kilns, where the limestone is burnt into lime - (Incidentally, these quarries have been worked since the time of the Romans.)" L/S of lorries carrying limestone. The scene is framed inside an oval mask. Panning shot of a hillside down which the lime is sent via a chute. M/S of the lorries coming towards the camera. L/S of the lime works. A small steam train moves towards the camera. M/S of two men manoeuvring a small container on wheels which is full of blocks of lime. Reverse shot from inside the works as the men bring the container inside.
"- and after the kilns have done their hot and dirty work, then to the crushing and grading machine - " L/S of the machine - conveyor belts and moving tracks. High angle shot of part of the machine. "And after all this turmoil - away from the scene along the sleepy canal - " Nice shot of a barge moving along the canal - framed inside an oval mask.
Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 616.
Note: flash-frame intertitles.