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    The art of spinning glass - tiny birds are made with the silk like glass.

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    "For over 160 years the delicate art of spinning glass (originated by the Venetians) has been practised by one family in London."

    C/Us of a middle aged woman spinning glass. "Fine as human hair, soft as silk, but just glass," said Mrs Paul, the Spinner." C/U of strands of the glass which do indeed look like soft strands of silk. She ties the strands in a knot. C/U of her hands as she separates out the strands. C/Us of Mrs Paul making a tiny bird from the glass. Dissolves are used between various stages.

    "On goes the tail - with a little shellac - and we're through." The tail is a large bunch of the silk like glass we have just seen. M/S of a stand displaying lots of the model glass birds.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 489.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:42:44:00 / 01:44:01:00
    EP 198

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