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