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    Numbers that draw. Location of events unknown.

    Science. Invention is demonstrated in which a pendulum is set swinging and makes drawings by letting ink out of a sort of pen onto a paper below (the same principle as is applied in gadgets which use a pointer drawing shapes in a dish of sand). There are several title frames throughout which vaguely explain and express wonder at the operation. The contraption hangs from a string which divides in a Y and hangs from a frame higher than a man's head. The man starts it going. Title: By changing the button the bottom swings at different speeds.

    Here it swings twice while the top only swings once. CU DS of the pendulum drawing a curve. CU man's hand swings it again; this time it makes a loop And it makes a more complicated pattern.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:33:00 / 01:25:20:00
    ON 090 N
    Sort Number:
    ON 090 N
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Science & Technology
    Physics no comment Curves Scientific Discovery Scientific Disciplines B&W Scientific Discoveries
  • Stills

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

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