MAKING A SPINNING WHEEL AT PORTSONACHAN

An old craftsman turns parts for a spinning wheel on his lathe and fits the fly wheel. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Construction and engineering
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Landscapes and seascapes

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: MAKING A SPINNING WHEEL AT PORTSONACHAN

Reference number: 2192

Date: 1941*

Director: [filmed by James Blair]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.44 mins

Description: In a rural workshop an old man hand turns and shapes wood to make a spinning wheel.

Shotlist: No credits. Old man in rural workshop hand turning and shaping pieces of wood to form parts of a spinning wheel, while smoking (1.41); In garden of workshop, he tests the wheel (2.01); [Dark] Landscape (2.29); The various parts of the spinning wheel are fitted together (2.44).