Paperweights

UK, 1956, 2', color
English with Turkish subtitles

Frank Hill makes a milliaflore paperweight at Whitefriars Glassworks in Wealdstone, London. M/S and C/U of Frank Hill sitting at a workbench and placing numerous tiny tubes of coloured glass into some small round stone or wooden containers. Commentator tells us Frank is keeping alive the art of making milliaflore paperweights at a glass works in Wealdstone, London.

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