• Short Summary

    A TEAM OF BRITISH SCIENTISTS HAVE SPENT GBP50,000 AND THREE YEARS INVENTING A NUTCRACKER. BUT?

  • Description

    A TEAM OF BRITISH SCIENTISTS HAVE SPENT GBP50,000 AND THREE YEARS INVENTING A NUTCRACKER. BUT IT'S NOT QUITE AS SIMPLE AS THAT. THEIR MACHINE COULD MEAN A REVOLUTION IN CASHEW NUT PRODUCTION.

    WORLD CASHEW NUT PRODUCTION STANDS AT ABOUT 2000,000 TONS A YEAR -- AND EACH NUT IS CRACKED BY HAND. THIS LABORIOUS PROCESS IS ALSO DANGEROUS, BECAUSE THE SHELL OF THE CASHEW NUT CONTAINS A CORROSIVE FLUID WHICH SCARS THE HANDS OF THE CRACKER.

    THE RESEARCH AND DESIGN OF THE WORLD'S FIRST AUTOMATIC CASHEW NUT CRACKER WAS INSTIGATED BY THE BRITISH MINISTRY OF OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT AND WAS BUILT AT THE TROPICAL PRODUCTS INSTITUTE AT LANGLEY, IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.

    INQUIRIES FOR THE MACHINE HAVE ALREADY BEEN RECEIVED FROM COLUMBIA, SIERRA LEONE, SENEGAL, GHANA AND THE FIJI ISLANDS.

    HERE'S A SCIENTIST EXPLAINING HOW THE MACHINE WORKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2I073H3ZG2VCMSKVKBDKKVTQI
    Media URN:
    VLVA2I073H3ZG2VCMSKVKBDKKVTQI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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