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EFFICIENCY

Efficiency (1934)

A film about psychological test been carried out to discover what jobs people are best...

AIR SAFETY FIRST

Air Safety First (1935)

An aeroplane has safety checks in a hangar in Austria.

WATER JEEP

Water Jeep (1949)

A jeep is waterproofed with an asbestos compound and tested in the water.

MATTRESS TEST

Mattress Test (1954)

Acrobat testing mattresses. London

ARMY CLOTHING TESTED

Army Clothing Tested (1969)

Army soldiers perform a variety of physical activities to test their...

"We Don't Play 'dolly' Cricket!..." (1931)

Shots of a Women's cricket match played between the...

"We Don't Play 'dolly' Cricket!..." - Mute Print (1931)

Shots of a Women's cricket match played...

BUMP! AND THE BUMPER

Bump! And The Bumper (1930)

Car bumpers are tested by men who drive cars into each other and a concrete...

NON SKID CAR aka NOW SKID CAR

Non Skid Car AKA Now Skid Car (1936)

Mr Shoffman tests his new non skid car in London.

SPEEDBOATS

Speedboats (1939)

Speedboats race around Sydney harbour during tests, Australia.

DRIED MILK

Dried Milk (1948)

Industrial process showing how fresh milk is turned into dried milk powder.

CIGARETTE TESTING

Cigarette Testing (1949)

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

SPLITTING HAIRS

Splitting Hairs (1949)

Razor blades are made and tested at factory in Glasgow, Scotland.

SHOE RESEARCH

Shoe Research (1950)

Footage of shoe research laboratory in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

ECHO FREE ROOM

Echo Free Room (1952)

Scientists test the latest radio speaker in an echo free chamber, London.

NEWS IN A NUTSHELL  FIRST WOMEN TEST CRICKET AT NORTHAMPTON

News In A Nutshell First Women Test Cricket At Northampton (1937)

Roundup of the world's...

A WASH OUT

A Wash Out (1934)

Fourth cricket test match between England and Australia is stopped due to heavy rain.

THE FINAL TEST

The Final Test (1934)

First day of the Final Test Match between England and Australia.

FIRST TEST MATCH

First Test Match (1934)

Australia beats England in the first test match in Nottingham.

ENGLAND V NEW ZEALAND IN MANCHESTER

England V New Zealand In Manchester (1937)

Second Test Match between England and New Zealand in...

6 DAYS ROUND A SAUCER TRACK

6 Days Round A Saucer Track (1928)

Indoor cycling - world record is broken during 6 day endurance test...

THIRD TEST MATCH - OLD TRAFFORD

Third Test Match - Old Trafford (1938)

The Third Test Match is washed out by rain in Manchester.

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...

EGG CRACKER

Egg Cracker (1938)

An automatic egg cracking machine in a factory is capable of cracking 8000 eggs an...

PRESSURE

Pressure (1941)

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

MAKING GUNS

Making Guns (1941)

Gun production is stepped up in Australia and Britain.

TESTING CRATES

Testing Crates (1949)

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

FIRE DEMONSTRATION

Fire Demonstration (1950)

Continental buyers see a fire demonstration on a Durasteel fireproof door.

SEAT TESTING

Seat Testing (1950)

Footage of car seat testing at the Morris Cowley plant in Oxford, Oxfordshire.

EJECTOR SEATS

Ejector Seats (1951)

Trials of ejector seat in Denham, Buckinghamshire.

TOY TESTING

Toy Testing (1952)

Kids test the strength of toys in Erith, Kent.

PHOTOMETER SPHERE

Photometer Sphere (1952)

Footage of a large photosphere being used to test neon light bulb, Middlesex.

FURNITURE RESEARCH

Furniture Research (1953)

Chairs are tested at the Furniture Development Council.

MIRROR VELVET

Mirror Velvet (1954)

Model in velvet coat has water squirted at her to test water-repellent properties of...

TICKET CLIPPIE

Ticket Clippie (1950)

Bus conductors' ticket punch machines are checked by London Transport officials.

D.S.I.R. aka COLD FEET

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

Footage of feet testing in Hertfordshire.

TESTING AN AIRCRAFT EJECTION SEAT

Testing An Aircraft Ejection Seat (1940)

Testing aircraft ejection seat at Denham.

TESTING AN AIRCRAFT EJECTION SEAT

Testing An Aircraft Ejection Seat (1940)

Testing aircraft ejection seat at Denham.

MANCHESTER TEST MATCH

Manchester Test Match (1937)

England wins cricket Test Match against New Zealand by 130 runs.

FOURTH TEST MATCH - LEEDS

Fourth Test Match - Leeds (1938)

Two unidentified teams play cricket in the fourth test match at Leeds,...

GUN PROOFING

Gun Proofing (1951)

Birmingham Proof House where all guns in Britain are tested.

NEWS IN A NUTSHELL

News In A Nutshell (1935)

The third Test from Leeds.

ELECTRIC LIGHT BULBS

Electric Light Bulbs (1960)

Electric light bulbs being made at the Osram factory in Wembley, Middlesex.

BED TESTERS

Bed Testers (1960)

A mattress is tested by rotating mechanical figures at a bed factory in Northampton.

THE ROCKET 'PLANE COMING?

The Rocket 'plane Coming? (1932)

A new rocket device which comes gently back to Earth is tested in...

AMERICAN AND BRITISH GOLF BALL TEST

American And British Golf Ball Test (1931)

Golfers play a round to demonstrate the differences...

THE TEST MATCH Beware - other items share this title

The Test Match Beware - Other Items Share This Title (1934)

Australia wins the first cricket test...

TEST MATCH FIZZLES OUT

Test Match Fizzles Out (1934)

Poor performance of English cricketers during the Third Test Match...

CRICKET - SOUTH AFRICA V AUSTRALIA aka SECOND TEST MATCH IN SOUTH AFRICA

Cricket - South Africa V Australia AKA Second Test Match In South Africa (1936)

Cricket -...