About the film archive
Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
The traditional and modern manufacture of glass, glass research, and its applications.
The manufacture of glass
'Britain has attained a leading position in the manufacture of glass. Sand purification is carried out on a considerable scale. There are shots of furnaces, of bubbling molten glass, of glass being ground and polished and of the cutter at work. Scientific instruments and perfectly balanced lenses are made in Britain today.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-1943)
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