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ELECTRIC SWITCH

Electric Switch (1970-1979)

Close up shot of finger turning on an electricity switch.

SMASHING THE ATOM

Smashing The Atom (1933)

Experiments using electricity to shatter different kinds of materials.

LIVE LINE WORKING

Live Line Working (1969)

Safety suits for electricity engineers in Odiham, Hampshire.

ELECTRIC CAR

Electric Car (1947)

An electric car or mini coach is demonstrated on the road.

ELECTRIC CAR

Electric Car (1948)

Kenneth Smee drives his home-made electric car around Reading and then back home.

THE PYLON MEN

The Pylon Men (1966)

Skill and teamwork go into the dangerous job of building electricity pylons.

POWER FROM THE WIND

Power From The Wind (1932)

Footage of electricity generating windmill in Russia.

A MORTAL SHOCK

A Mortal Shock (1950)

A short animated information film warning of the dangers of electric shocks.

CZECH RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION

Czech Railway Electrification (1957)

Prague railway station changes from steam to electricity....

FISHING BY ELECTRICITY

Fishing By Electricity (1956)

A temporary stunning device helps the East Anglian Waterboard keep track...

CZECH RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION

Czech Railway Electrification (1960)

Electric power for Czechoslovakian railways.

MOBILE ELECTRICITY EXCHANGE

Mobile Electricity Exchange (1960)

A mobile electricity exchange operating in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS - CANADA

Electric Railways - Canada (1923)

Footage of electric train in Canada.

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...

ANOTHER STREAMLINER!

Another Streamliner! (1934)

Aerial shots of a streamlined train speeding through the countryside.

ONE PIECE BUILDINGS!

One Piece Buildings! (1933)

Good shots of men at work using a new electric welder on a construction...

ELECTRICITY FROM THE WINDS

Electricity From The Winds (1925)

A small windmill harnesses wind power and generates electricity.

THE NEW LIGHTS OF LONDON

The New Lights Of London (1926)

First electric traffic lights installed at Piccadilly.

THIS BOX IS MAGIC

This Box Is Magic (1959)

Fuel cell (electrical generator) demonstrated by inventor Francis Bacon.

NEW FORM OF TRANSPORT - THE TRILEC

New Form Of Transport - The Trilec (1966)

Woman driving electric three wheel car, the trilec, to do...

NEW ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE

New Electric Arc Furnace (1969)

Item showing new electric arc furnace at foundry in Sheffield,...

MICROWAVES

Microwaves (1949)

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

DREAM OF TOMORROW

Dream Of Tomorrow (1946)

Newest automatic washing machine on display.

ELECTRONIC BLANKET

Electronic Blanket (1946)

Demonstration of Simmons electric blanket which keeps bed at same temperature...

MIDGET CAR IN TOKYO

Midget Car In Tokyo (1947)

Demonstration of a very small electric car on streets of Tokyo, Japan.

BRITISH ELECTRIC THUNDERBIRD GUIDED MISSILE

British Electric Thunderbird Guided Missile (1957)

Footage of new Electric Thunderbird guided...

UNIQUE GENERATOR

Unique Generator (1950-1959)

Shots of new electricity generator and its designer Pavel Terentyev in USSR.

ON THE IRON CURTAIN

On The Iron Curtain (1952)

A foundation stone for new electricity plant laid near Iron Curtain boundary...

NEW EDA HOUSE

New Eda House (1953)

Various electrical goods tested for safety and durability at new EDA house....

TWO NEW WIND TUNNELS

Two New Wind Tunnels (1960)

Item showing two new wind tunnels in Warton, Lancashire.

PRINCE CALONNA THE SYNDIC OF ROME

Prince Calonna The Syndic Of Rome (1914-1920)

Prince Calonna of Italy and Signor Marconi in London.

NEW ELECTRIC CYCLE

New Electric Cycle (1966)

Russell Winn invents and tests new electric cycle.

ELECTRIC CAR

Electric Car (1964)

An item about an electric car.

PEEPS THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE WORLD NO. 67

Peeps Through The Window Of The World No. 67 (1936)

Men move fish from ponds in Hungary, a cycling...

ELECTRIC CAR IN 1940

Electric Car In 1940 (1940)

Footage of new electric car demonstrated.

SAFETY STRAPS beware - other Colour Pics share this title

Safety Straps Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title (1962)

Construction and pylon workers...

OUT TAKES/ CUTS FROM CP 491 - reel 2 of 2 - GOLF TRAINER, ELECTRIC CAR and...

Out Takes/ Cuts From Cp 491 - Reel 2 Of 2 - Golf Trainer, Electric Car And... (1964)

Out...

OUT TAKES / CUTS FROM CP 598 - reel 2 of 2 - THE PYLON MEN and STAGE STRUCK...

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 598 - Reel 2 Of 2 - The Pylon Men And Stage Struck... (1966)

Out...

MICHAEL FARADAY

Michael Faraday (1931)

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

MUSIC FROM THE ETHER

Music From The Ether (1934)

Good footage of the the Ether a new musical instrument.

MR MASSEY

Mr Massey (1925)

New Zealand's Premier, Mr Massey, opens Hydro Electric Works despite serious illness.

MR MASSEY YELLOW TINT

Mr Massey Yellow Tint (1925)

New Zealand's Premier, Mr Massey, opens Hydro Electric Works despite...

CURRENT ATTRACTION Dublin issue

Current Attraction Dublin Issue (1942)

Demonstration of the world's largest circuit breaker for...

SPEEDING UP

Speeding Up (1933)

New method is used to speed up the laying of cables.

RONAN POINT FLATS CHANGED TO ELECTRICITY

Ronan Point Flats Changed To Electricity (1968)

Ronan Point flats are changed from gas to...

ELECTRIC FIRE

Electric Fire (1952)

Footage electric fires being tested, London.

ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIBER

Electronic Transcriber (1952)

Joyce Macgram operates electronic transcriber. London.

SPARKS

Sparks (1946)

High voltage testing at National Physical Laboratory at Teddington.

 USE YOUR ELECTRICITY BY THE CLOCK - TRAILER

Use Your Electricity By The Clock - Trailer (1948)

A short trailer film encouraging people to use...