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Sharp's the Word

A silent comedy advertising the products of the Carborundum company.

Advert 1934 10 mins Silent

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In this comic film, a joiner on a chaotic building site loses his job for having blunt tools. In a pub, he is advised by another joiner to use a Carborundum sharpening block, which he does, and so gets his job back, turning the tables on his bullying foreman.