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Description: An industrial film about the Gorham Silver Company
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Clip #: TFA-97B
Length: 18:23
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Country: United States
State: Rhode Island
City: Providence
Subject: Manufacturing
Original: 16mm
1940s, Gorham Manufacturing Company, Gorham Silver, man writing letter to woman on Gorham letterhead, convertible driving up driveway and parking outside garage, newlyweds getting out of car, man taking luggage out of car and carrying up to house as woman unlocks front door, husband carrying wife over threshold, woman unpacking and looking at silver pieces including silverware on dining table while man adjusts curtains, woman putting silver pieces on display, woman putting silver candlesticks on fireplace mantle, woman putting silverware in cabinet and on sideboard, wife instructing husband on how to arrange curtain, table setting, woman setting table, woman picking up antique Gorham coffee pot from sideboard and putting on table, silver tray on desk next to man writing letter in office, Providence, Rhode Island, Gorham Manufacturing Building, artisans working on silver pieces and artist drawing designs, man smoking pipe removing large book from library shelf and looking through it, historic images of art and design, silver work of Paul Revere displayed next to illustration depicting Paul Revere's Ride, reenaction with man depicting Jabez Gorham working in his shop, craftsman spinning silver vessel on lathe, craftsman hammering silver tray, artisan using butane torch on silver pot, craftsman using hammer to carve intricate design on vase, "chasers" working on silver pieces, engravers carving silver pieces, corinthian columns, silver bowls, puritan style pieces, silver pot inspired by Rembrandt, salad bowl, silverware on display, artist drawing design, sculptor carving bust by hand as boy sits modeling for him, man touching intricately carved details on sarcophagus and making sketches, artist drawing 3D design of fork, artist and technician comparing fork design and molds, artist looking through magnifying lens at mold of fork and design, craftsman operating pantograph machine and creating steel die of fork, craftsman bringing cast to die cutters, artisans chiseling silver pieces, flat sheet of silver being processed through press machine, steel carved design being impressed upon sterling by drop hammer, artisans finishing work on silver fork, montage of silver forks, man writing letter to woman in office and looking at silver tray, reflections in silver tray man reenacting Jabez Gorham, artisan, portrait of woman, and smiling woman, engraving on silver tray

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