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    Story teaching us about fireplaces through the ages and showing experiments using heat on different substances.

    Title reads: "HOT STUFF".

    Various shots illustrate different ideas of 'warmth' - a glamorous woman in a white fur coat and a man toasting his feet before an open fire. Some illustrations show early fires in homes and the invention of chimneys and smoke vents, called 'Louvers'. Various shots of louvers at Staples Inn, London.

    Several experiments show the effect of heat on different metals and substances, including applying heat to a sulphurous mixture, making 'Pharaoh's Snakes' rise up from the laboratory bench - weird! A demonstration of an electric furnace shows cast iron being melted. A jokey final shot of an electric oven, where footage of a glamour girl is superimposed to look like she is inside it.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    37239
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1056.08
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:16:00 / 01:14:34:00
    Canister:
    PT 398
    Sort Number:
    PT 398
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour Science & Technology
  • Stills

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

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