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    St Albans, Hertfordshire.

    At the Vickers Armstrong's experimental tank, a small scale dry dock is used to test scale models of ocean going vessels. Various shots of the models being made - they are manufactured from wax. They are exact scale models. A machine called a pantograph supplements the instinctive touch of the craftsman. Models are meticulously measured and constructed.

    A model is launched in the tank. Model makers move the boats through the tank. High seas are simulated by a wave maker to test effect on models. Tests and predictions are made. Narrator ends by saying that these men provide records, calculations and predictions: "information that is invaluable to the ship building industry, and a tribute to the "back room" boys to whom seamen everywhere owe their thanks..."

    This work is undertaken by the British Shipbuilding Research Association.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3151
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    207.09
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:32:00 / 01:18:41:00
    Canister:
    CP 157
    Sort Number:
    CP 157
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    Categories
    Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    research Colour Cunard - Ocean Liners
  • Stills

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

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