Titles read: "Men of Science - Described by Prof. AM LOW. (in conjunction with 'Armchair Science'). Scientists may come and scientists may go, but their work goes on for ever. To those great discoverers and inventors, this film is dedicated."
A look at the work and influences of scientists through the ages .
Various locations of events.
A man dressed to look like Archimedes walks onto a set (museum?) and looks at a scroll. Commentator says he invented the propellor and we see modern versions on a ship and aeroplane.
A man representing Roger Bacon appears in monk costume in a prison set. We are told he invented gunpowder and see an explosion in a quarry and fireworks. People on a hill fly model planes - Bacon investigated the theory of heavier than air flight.
In Faraday's laboratory we see the apparatus used by the scientist in electrical investigation. Shots to illustrate modern uses of electricity - a power station and motor car racing.
In the cabin of the ship Elettra we see a seaman using a radio set. Shots on the deck of inventor Marconi's yacht (he may be seen in one shot, but not recognised by this cataloguer). Shots of radio stations and aerials.