Old School Wallpaper Printing From The 1968s

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Several shots at a factory in Perivale show wallpaper being made; a woman uses a routing machine to etch a design onto a block of sycamore wood; a man uses the block for hand-printing a roll of wallpaper. Some long sheets of garish red and gold wallpaper hang on high loops to dry.

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Another man is seen mixing paint by hand in buckets to match sheets of groovy late ’60s wallpaper that hang behind him.

In the factory we see a piece of machinery that prints surface colours on rolls of wallpaper; a man pours paint onto the rollers.

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Several shots of finished printed paper coming off rollers and hanging from loops to dry. Fabulous shot of a woman in a living room, furnished with wallpaper and matching curtains in the design we have just seen; she sits down and flicks through a magazine, looking up to admire her lovely curtains.

SOURCEBritish Pathé
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