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    Titles read: "CURRENT ATTRACTION" (Dublin issue).

    Pittsburgh, United States of America.

    Various shots of the world's largest circuit breaker for safeguarding electric power that has been installed at Pittsburgh. A man twiddles knobs and we see electricity flashing when 2 million kilowatts are short-circuited. In another demonstration, a section of the power line held in a wooden clamp explodes into hundreds of pieces when it is disconnected.

    In the refrigerator laboratory, engineers in protective suits test equipment for Iceland. Ice-covered installations are short-circuited to produce flashes of electricity at 20 degrees below freezing.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    43745
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1322.15
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:57:00 / 01:25:58:00
    Canister:
    42/26 Dublin
    Sort Number:
    42/026
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    Categories
    Science & Technology Trade & Industry
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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