#TBT: Making Spectacles (1950)

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Alperton, London. A man at machine in Wiseman Ltd. spectacle making factory… churning out lenses, they slide down the chute. Man then inspects lenses in the trough. He gives them a final checking and begins to pour pitch over them. Then as he puts a press on top… as the press to taken off showing the blackened glasses… grinding lenses on the machine.

Various shots as they are prepared for polishing, Various shots of man inspecting lenses. A girl tests them for accuracy at a bench.Machine stamps out frames, a man lays a fresh batch on the pile. Various shots as the frames are trimmed at machines and polished then assembled

Various shots of the final check.

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