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    No title. Cool suit effective against intense heat, Pilkington's, St. Helens, Merseyside and Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough, Hampshire.

    Various shots furnaces at Pilkington glass factory. Panning shot two furnace workers wearing old type protective clothing: sack cloth, face shield. C/U furnace door showing flames coming through. M/S two workers wearing old style protective dress working in front of furnace.

    C/U furnace worker wearing the new type water-cooled suit. C/U furnace door showing flames. C/U man wearing water-cooled suit, working in front of furnace. C/U man wearing water-cooled suit, showing the tubing which runs around the suit. Extreme C/U the back of the suit, the man turns round slowly. C/U of the box which contains the ice, lid is removed. Extreme C/U open box showing ice being tipped into it. Extreme C/U hand taking out the motor which drives the pump.

    C/U RAF airman picking up flying helmet and putting it on. The water cooled suit is worn under a flying suit. C/U as the man in flying suit connects himself by tubes to the box containing the ice. C/U of man in flying helmet. M/S airman in flying suit going into heat chamber. Interior of the chamber as man in flying suit closes door and sits down. Exterior shot showing the flier through glass panel inside the chamber. Man enters picture and gives him thumbs up sign. C/U man in flying suit in the chamber giving thumbs up sign.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:05:00 / 01:39:28:00
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    Science & Technology Trade & Industry Entertainment & Humour
  • Stills

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

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