An item about the manufacture of wallpaper.
C/U on stuffed birds. C/U of an artist painting the birds in a design. Various shots of artists designing wall paper. Various shots of a woman 'routing' - i.e. cutting the artist's design into sycamore wood.
C/U of pots of paint. A man enters with a design and matches the colour of the paint to it. Top shot of gold paint being mixed automatically. M/S of men using traditional block printing machines. Once printed, the wall paper is hung up to dry. C/U of peacock patterned wallpaper. More shots of the printing process. A boy is seen rolling the dry paper. Top shot of a row of carved sycamore blocks. C/U of a man cleaning a very old William Morris design.
M/Ss of men working on wood print wall paper.
Various shots of flocked wall paper being made by Frank Culver - the flock dust sticks to glue on the paper, it is then burnished to give it a sheen.
C/U of regal paper designed for Balmoral Castle. M/S of a telephone in front of disgusting patterned wallpaper.
Other workers featured are named in the paperwork as Mr. Ayling, Mr. Abbot and Miss Bristow. FILM ID:227.02
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