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Recorded at Walsall Lock and Cart Gear Ltd., one of the earliest worker's co-operative firms, this production follows Tom Evans, the last hame maker in Britain, making a pair of "show hames".

Hames are a vital part of a horse's harness, transferring the load from the traces to the collar.

Checking the straightness. To make these intricately curved pieces of brass from a flat sheet is a fascinating demonstration of the metal working skills that made the Midlands famous as the Workshop of the World.


A Compilation - The Hame Maker is also available.

The finished hame


  • Narrated by Andy Rutter.
  • NGR: (139) SP 003 987
  • £13.45 - DVD
  • Running time: 19½ mins.
  • Price includes worldwide delivery.
  • ' PAL' and 'NTSC' versions available.

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The images on this page are taken from the video.