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Reference number: 2468

Date: 1959

Director: filmed by Louise Annand for SEFA (Glasgow Group)

Sponsor: Schools Museums Service, Glasgow

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.17 mins

Description: A history of different sources of lighting showing the earliest examples of flame torches to oil lamps, gas light and to modern day electric lighting. Illustrated by means of paintings, dramatised scenes, demonstrations and original artifacts.

Prize-winning film at the Scottish Amateur Film Festival.

Credits: titles by Donald Fleck

Acknowledgement is due to the curators and staff of the Museums and Art Galleries at Kelvingrove and at Glasgow Green for their help and co-operation

Shotlist: credits (.07) shots of examples of the earliest sources of light from flame torches to candles, oil lamps, early boxes of matches, gas light and to modern day electric lighting (8.51) ecs (9.17)