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    Feltham, Middlesex.

    At the Ship Division of the National Physical Laboratory we see various tests being made on boat equipment. The effects of turbulence on a propellor screw are checked in a water tunnel; a wax model of the hull of a ship is worked on; a waxen hull is etched with lines along the side, then men scrape the wax into shape.

    A radio-controlled model ship is put through manoeuvres in a large water tank with a wave-making machine; a model tanker is measured and tested in a circulation water channel for the effects of friction over the hull. Several shots show scientists on a mobile laboratory moving over the water in a huge tank and checking graphs and readings on machines as they go.

    Good illustration of industrial research laboratories.

    Note: print is quite badly scratched. On file is a letter from the National Physical Laboratory detailing sequences shot for this story. Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4385
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    433.05
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:50:00 / 01:21:51:00
    Canister:
    CP 680
    Sort Number:
    CP 680
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    Categories
    Science & Technology Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    research Women in the First World War Post-war: British Industry British Industry Laboratories
  • Stills

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

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