• Short Summary

    Harwell shows its latest isotope separator, Hermes, in action.

  • Description

    Harwell, Berkshire.

    GV Exterior of Hermes building at Harwell. CU Interior, sign 'Heavy Element & Radioactive Material Electromagnetic Separator - HERMES. LV. Pan down to separator and a man operating controls at main control board. CU Sign 'Unauthorised Entry Prohibited'. CU Pan, operator dressed in radio activity protection clothing (frog suit) walking into the separator. SV The scientist talking to frogman over intercom - they see each other through the glass. CU Frogman talking back to scientist, he gives thumbs up signal, turns and walks down in the separator. CU Scientist talking on telephone, he turns and looks towards the control panel. SV Scientist sitting at control panel. SV Interior of the separator room with operator putting cooling tubes inside projector. CU Replacing extractor slip after loading with plutonium charge. SV Scientist at control panel. SV Model of separator (Hermes). GV Two frogmen focusing receiver, & CU. CU Frogman removing cooling tubes from projector, & LV With scientist looking at them through the glass as they work.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Title Scene D)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    631.31
    Media URN:
    32540
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:47:00 / 01:37:08:00
    Canister:
    57/11

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