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.
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.
This recording was made at Walsall Lock & Cart Gear Ltd. in January 1986, just before closure after 113 years of trading.
The images on this page are taken from the video.