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SMASHING THE ATOM

Smashing The Atom (1933)

Experiments using electricity to shatter different kinds of materials.

POWER!

Power! (1940)

A large power press crushes a tree trunk, a watch face and a riveted joint.

GOING INTO COAL

Going Into Coal (1939)

Footage of Scientist experimenting with coal dust in laboratories.

LIGHTNING - CHAINED!

Lightning - Chained! (1933)

Machines which make "man-made lightning" are demonstrated.

SAFETY TEST

Safety Test (1952)

Road safety campaign for children in London.

G - G - GHOSTS!

G - G - Ghosts! (1934)

Ghostly white shapes emerge against a black background - no soundtrack.

HARMONOGRAPH PENDULUM aka INVENTIONS AT G.W.R. EXHIBITION

Harmonograph Pendulum AKA Inventions At G.W.R. Exhibition (1937)

Harmonograph recording two or...

PERPETUAL MOTION

Perpetual Motion (1938)

Proposals for construction 'perpetual motion' machines - none of them works.

CHEMICAL MODES

Chemical Modes (1937)

A look at how the latest chemical compounds can be used in the fashion industry.

THE BREAKING POINT

The Breaking Point (1938)

Testing factory for in Vienna, Austria.

PUMPS

Pumps (1941)

A look at different pumps and their uses.

CIGARETTE TESTING

Cigarette Testing (1949)

Footage of experiments being carried out on different types of cigarettes in...

THE NEAR ZERO DISH

The Near Zero Dish (1931)

An experiment to see how lions react to frozen food.

SOUTH OF ZERO

South Of Zero (1931)

The potential of a liquid air machine is demonstrated at Faraday Exhibition, London.

3,000,000 VOLTS! on sleeve as 3000,000 VOLTS

3,000,000 Volts! On Sleeve As 3000,000 Volts (1931)

3,000,000 volts of electricity spark off a huge...

LINES AND DOTS

Lines And Dots (1930-1939)

Interesting experiment results in pictures made of sand on pieces of glass.

SPEEDING UP CROPS

Speeding Up Crops (1936)

A new growing process for cow fodder involves feeding the seeds on boron and...

MAGIC CRYSTALS

Magic Crystals (1936)

Crystals make beautiful patterns during photographic experiments at Prague...

THE EMOTION MACHINE

The Emotion Machine (1938)

A man is wired up to a machine to test his emotional reactions.

INVISIBLE GLASS

Invisible Glass (1939)

Footage of successful experiments in making glass more transparent.

AIRY SOMETHINGS

Airy Somethings (1931)

Experiments investigating the properties of air.

SQUEEZING FOR SAFETY

Squeezing For Safety (1933)

Incomplete story featuring a wind tunnel - woman with an umbrella is blown...

THE EARLY 'ONCE OVER'

The Early 'once Over' (1939)

Children are examined for fitness in Stockholm, Sweden.

SETTLING THE STREAMLINES

Settling The Streamlines (1935)

Model vessels are tested in a huge tank at an Italian ship design...

A BIG PULL

A Big Pull (1933)

Item showing how the Canadian Mines Department check ropes for safety.

PRESSURE

Pressure (1941)

An item showing varying forms of pressure and ways of measuring it.

FALL OF A FEATHER

Fall Of A Feather (1949)

A giant amplifier exaggerates the sound of a falling feather millions of times...

TESTING CRATES

Testing Crates (1949)

Goods containers are tested for strength and durability at Leatherhead, Surrey.

MICROWAVES

Microwaves (1949)

An item showing microwave and radar development at Malvern, Worcestershire.

FIRE RESEARCH

Fire Research (1950)

Research into flammable materials is carried out at Elstree in Hertfordshire.

ANT COLONY

Ant Colony (1950)

Animal Behaviourist Derek Wragge Morley examines ants in mazes.

HAND PROTECTOR

Hand Protector (1950)

A scientist demonstrates a new cream which protects hands from dermatitis. Innoxa...

D.S.I.R. aka COLD FEET

D.S.I.R. AKA Cold Feet (1950)

Footage of feet testing in Hertfordshire.

A REAL BASIN-FULL

A Real Basin-Full (1931)

Machines test the strength of floats used for seaplanes, Virginia, United...

MICHAEL FARADAY

Michael Faraday (1931)

Experiments using electricity are seen at the Michael Faraday Exhibition in...

SPOOKS!  THE SCIENTIFIC STAFF

Spooks! The Scientific Staff "Calls Up" Some Weird And Assorted Spectres (1930)

Strange...

THE GIANT PULL

The Giant Pull (1930)

A machine which tests the strength of various metals is demonstrated.

FLASH-FOTO!

Flash-Foto! (1939)

Two Chicago scientists take photographs of a bullet in flight.

TRY OUT IN MINIATURE

Try Out In Miniature (1940)

A model aeroplane flies inside a wind tunnel at an American aircraft...

HIGH SPEED FLOATERS

High Speed Floaters (1933)

Educational film about the testing of seaplane floats, Hamburg, Germany.

PICKING UP THE PILOT

Picking Up The Pilot (1933)

An airship lowers a rope ladder to pick up men from moving boats on the...

NO DOGS UNDERSTAND MUSIC ?

No Dogs Understand Music ? (1932)

Footage of little girl singing and playing piano whilst small...

U.S. NEWS - FLYING ARM CENTRIFUGE TEST FOR PILOTS

U.S. News - Flying Arm Centrifuge Test For Pilots (1952)

American doctor tests out G-forces in a...

ATTRACTION MAGNETS

Attraction Magnets (1941)

A look at how magnets work.

SMOKE

Smoke (1941)

A look at various things which can produce smoke.

RAIN MAKERS

Rain Makers (1947)

Experiment is carried out to try and create rain by dropping dry ice onto clouds.

TREE INJECTION

Tree Injection (1948)

Scientists inject nutrients into bark of fruit trees.

MELTING STEEL IN A PAPER BAG

Melting Steel In A Paper Bag (1949)

Scientist melt steel in a cellophane bag without melting the bag.

WINGLESS CHICKS

Wingless Chicks (1950)

White chickens without wings are seen at Shropshire Agricultural College.

GARDEN WITHOUT SOIL

Garden Without Soil (1950)

Footage of carnations being grown at plant nursery in East Preston.