Joe Noble cartoon about the elements.
Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.
M/S of Joe dressed as Sherlock Holmes mixing chemicals - "elementary". Various shots of a female scientist carrying out experiments to determine elements which make up different things. Various diagrams show elements and what they are made up of. Originally they thought there were four - air, fire, water and earth. Various diagrams and sketches show what makes up these four things. M/S rubbish being thrown out, C/U Joe as Sherlock.