Monday, 9 July 2012

CASTING ON..........

Hi, This short clip shows how with the great skill these glassblowers had they could control how big the blob of glass was. This would have been how the 4 bosses would have been applied to the Hogan bowl and also the vases.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

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Tuesday, 25 March 2008

GLASS ART EXHIBITION 1969 Chelsea.

A SILENT very strange film of an exhibition held at Primavera,Walton street, Chelsea.Posted here for educational use as per British Pathe guidelines. video

POT CHANGING, Whitefriars 1963.

Hi,
Another short film this time in colour showing the " crew " changing a pot. Note the jar like 'Skittle' being fitted, there is one on the left and one on the right. These are used for holding small batches of coloured glass.
Posted here for educational use as per British Pathe guidelines. video

Monday, 24 March 2008

HOME MADE GLASS FIGURES 1958.

Robert Ward of Leytonstone East London shows us how to make glass animals.Posted here for educational use as per British Pathe guidelines. video

BEAUTY IN GLASS 1945.

A glass related film showing glass in the home. Some of the predictions did not come true. Posted here for educational use as per British Pathe guidelines. video

BLOW FOR A GLASS 1945.

A film showing scientific glass being made.Posted here for educational use as per British Pathe guidelines. video

GLASS FIGURES 1964 Czechoslovakia.

A SILENT film,The full title is GLASS FIGURES OF SHAKESPEREAN CHARACTERS....Interesting that they are not lampwork. Posted here for educational use as per British Pathe guidelines. video

MASTER ENGRAVER OF GLASS 1961.

A SILENT film. It seems that Johann Stuhl works from his home in Wilhelmshaven.I Can not find a reference to him on 'Google'.
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ETCHING GLASS, Italy. Date ?

A SILENT film showing glass making at factory in Venice, Italy.Posted here for educational use as per British Pathe guidelines. video

GLASS ARTIST 1960, John Hutton.

A film showing John Hutton using a hand held grinding tool to engrave a vase and also panels for Coventry cathedral. The vases were sold in the Cathedral shop for 100 guinias each.Posted here for educational use as per British Pathe guidelines. video

PAKISTAN GLASSHOUSE 1972 ( ? )

A fascinating SILENT film showing many individuals making a mold blown vessel. One prepares the ball,then another blows into the mold operated by a lad on the floor. Another then pours water onto the iron and it is taken away to be knocked off.
What they are doing in the 2nd part of the film is anybodies guess?
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GLASS GOBLET 1953 Whitefriars.

A film showing Sid Sheppard ( Servitor ) and Frank Hill ( Gaffer ) making a Commemorative wine glass. Then it shows William Wilson engraving it.
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CEMENTED STAINED GLASS. 1956 Whitefriars.

Bill Fulker is shown cutting the glass and Joe Guinlan cementing the panel.
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AUSTRIAN GLASSWORKS 1968. Claus Riedel.

Interesting SILENT film on the glassworks of 43 year old Claus Riedel.
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CLASSICS ON GLASS 1938.

A film showing music being played on glass instruments, probably German.
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Sunday, 23 March 2008

CUT GLASS. 1951 Birmingham.

A short film showing molded glass ashtrays and glass cutting.
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PAPERWEIGHTS. 1956 Whitefriars.

A film showing Frank Hill making a paperweight.
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GLASS TOYS, 1948 Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

A Mr Dunlop doing his bit for export.
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BLOW PIPE ART, 1935 Budapest, Hungary.

A film of Istvan Komaromy doing some amazing work !
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THERMOMETERS, 1953, Whitefriars.

A film showing thermometer tubing being made at Whitefriars and then a factory in Merton makes the thermometer.
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GLASS WITH CARE, 1933

Location unknown for this glassblowing film of a Jug being made .
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THE GLASSMAKERS of MURANO. Date ?????

This Silent film shows a trainee glassblower at work. The final scene shows a large Octopus being made.
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ARTIST IN GLASS, 1946 Whitefriars,Frank Hill.

A film featuring Frank Hill making a Crocodile at home.Posted here for educational use as per British Pathe guidelines. video

GLASS ANIMAL MAN, 1964 Brighton.

Hi, Very short film of Bill Axle ( or possibly Axel ) making animals.Posted here for educational use as per British Pathe guidelines. video

ART OF THE GLASSBLOWER, 1965 Sydney, Au.

Glassblowing in an Australian Factory.
Posted here for educational use as per British Pathe guidelines.
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FACES, 1933 Film about glassblowing.

Hi, Another short SILENT film from Pathe Previews.
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THE SPINNER 1930 Mrs Paul.

This SILENT short film shows the ancient art of glass spinning. Posted here for educational use as per British Pathe guidelines. video

Saturday, 22 March 2008

GLASS LAMPS, 1951.

A 1951 film of blowing into a frame and also shows how an AIRTWIST stem is formed on a wine glass. Posted here for educational use as per British Pathe guidelines.

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