Metal craft

United States, 1939

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A craftsman at work making a pewter bowl by spinning and shaping a blank for later soldering to a cast base; and a bronze bowls by raising, smoothing, annealing, planishing, and burnishing a blank disc. Methods of constructing a candlestick mould, inserting the core, pouring, removing, and finishing the pewter cast are demonstrated. The designing, chasing, shaping and soldering of the sides and top of a jewel-box are also demonstrated.


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ERPI Classroom Films

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films



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United States
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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Metal-work

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Metals

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Solder and soldering

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artisans

Crafts & Visual Arts → Metal-work

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Metal-work - Study and teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Metallurgy

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Metallurgy

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Metallurgy

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Metals

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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