The Rarest Substance Known - Radium 1930

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    "Radium, that wonderful but little understood element, is extracted from pitchblende, canotite, ore etc. One ton of ore yields but a tiny speck!"

    L/S of men pushing sacks towards the camera. C/U of a piece of rock that has the words "Radium Ore" written on it. "To extract this speck from a ton of canotite, 50 tons of water and six tons of chemicals are used."

    Various shots of processes involved in extracting radium.

    Note: decomposition damage visible throughout. This is one of the NFTVA prints made from our decomposing nitrate.

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    Jenny
    Stock:
    Black & White
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    Media URN:
    36597
    Sort Number:
    EP 145
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:20:00 / 01:23:21:00
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    EP 145
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    1002.08
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