• Short Summary

    The Nuffield Organisation test their engine and car design

  • Description

    The Nuffield Organization presents
    SCIENCE BEHIND THE CAR
    Produced by Associated British-Pathe

    Reel 2. MS a Carburetor. The needle calibration is checked, CU the piston an various engine parts and dials. WS Scientists checking in the testing room. CU an oscilloscope. Various shots electronic apparatus. CU Valves. CU Stroboscope lamp. Various shots of equipment used for endurance tests - Brakes, doorlock, stop lights, vibration tables, fatigue testing on springs, track rods etc. A car goes through the excess torsion test. A technician makes notes. WS a Morris Minor is hoisted on chains to check its centre of gravity. The de Havilland vibrator system is used on another car. The efficiency of the radiator is tested. A MG sports car is put to the vibration test. Technicians examine the car as it shakes. A Morris Minor has a similar vibration test.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3248.05
    Media URN:
    90593
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:17:00 / 01:57:20:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The title of this clip is incorrect, for this is in fact Science Behind the Car Reel 2. Reel 1 is contained in clip 3248.09.

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