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    Wealdstone, Middlesex.

    Various shots of thermometers being made in a factory. Two men stretch tubes of molten glass taken from a furnace. Water is poured over the tubes. They are cut into sections and checked that the glass is not twisted.

    Merton, London.

    At a thermometer factory we see a woman at a table breaking the glass into small sections. Holes are bored into the ends by a flame so that the mercury bulb can be attached. The tubes are waxed and inscriptions are put on the glass in acid. Finished thermometers are checked and packed.

    Note: correspondence and notes on file.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    43594
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1317.31
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:37:00 / 01:55:10:00
    Canister:
    NP 451
    Sort Number:
    NP 451
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    glass
  • Stills

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

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