• Short Summary

    A short film showing how and why crystals are formed.

  • Description

    London.

    A gypsy woman looking into something - crystal ball, presumably. Close up shot of a crystal stone. Succession of close up shots of woman's hands making crystals in the chemical laboratory. She pours various elements into a glass dish, heaths it and places a piece of string around which the elements start to crystallise. Succession of shots of various crystals - voiceover talks about different sorts of crystals and how they are formed.

    The strangest crystal of all is the Iceland Spar which enables a person to see double. Several diagrams showing why that happens - as an eye looks through Iceland Spar rhomb, rays multiply as they break inside rhomb and come out as two. Various shots of the 'applied' knowledge - multiplied girls dancing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1268.38
    Media URN:
    42562
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:57:00 / 01:59:31:00
    Canister:
    NSP 153

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