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    Unused / unissued material -

    Bedford, Bedfordshire. Various shots of the building of a large wind tunnel.

    GV Tunnel exterior, erection of tunnel circuit. Preparing to lift sub-sonic diffuser. Crane-man. Lifting diffuser and rotating. Lifting diffuser cut-in shots - handling. Lifting diffuser. Diffuser nearly in position in tunnel circuit. Part of tunnel working section, interior with welding in progress. Workmen trimming. Welding. GV Tunnel circuit. Exterior during construction. Lifting section of high pressure casing. Lifting section - cut-in shot of workmen. Cut-in shot of overhead crane. Cut-in shot of workmen. Lifting section, pan down showing main compressor the rotor of which has not yet been fitted with blades. Lowering the section. Low pressure rotor before installation. Lifting low pressure rotor - cut-in shot. Lifting low pressure rotor. Lowering rotor between two sections of casing. Preparing to thread the rotor. Threading in progress. Preparing to spray - technicians putting on protective clothing. Spraying plate - technicians guiding spray gun.

    (Dupe) Old record suggests material dates from around 01/06/1957.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:46:00 / 01:49:38:00
    UN 2979 E
    Sort Number:
    UN 2979 E
  • Appears in...

    Science & Technology
    Airships Wind Tunnels
  • Stills

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

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