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Ancient Craft of the Cooper

The cooper demonstrates how barrels are made by hand.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 78 | Year : 1954 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Row of barrels, man next to one. Man in white coat on top of barrel, lowering test into barrel. Man (the cooper) in apron working making a barrel from American Oak, good shots of him using hand too to make curve in plank of wood. Further shots of him preparing and assembling the barrel. Lowered over fire so barrel can be shaped, sanding and shaving. Uses hand drill to make bung hole.
Access No. 131155 | 2 mins 42 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |