1.1 Britain and the World in 1901
The start of the twentieth century saw major developments in areas of discovery and invention.
This new technology was to have a major impact on life after 1901. These films show some examples of how technology was changing.
FORD ASSEMBLY LINE
6 MINS 34 SECS, NO SOUND, B/W, 1928
The Ford Motor Car production line in the USA. Ford used state-of-the-art techniques in his factory to mass produce the cars on an assembly line. In 1911, a Ford factory was opened in Manchester.
MAKING A RECORD
3 MINS, 30 SECS, SOUND, B/W, 1918-24
How a phonograph (later known as a gramophone) record is made. These were used for playing recorded music and became widespread in Britain after 1901.
___________________________________________________________________________________FIRST AIR MAIL FLIGHT
0 MINS 55 SECS, NO SOUND, B/W, 1911
Crowds gather in Windsor to watch as an aeroplane arrives from Hendon, flown by pilot Gustav Hamel, the first scheduled flight carrying mail in Britain.