• Short Summary

    Processes involved in making heat-resistant glass in a workshop.

  • Description

    Titles read: "SUPER GLASS!".

    Location of events unknown - probably United States of America.

    Various shots of men working to make a new kind of extremely strong heat-resistant glass in a workshop. Molten glass is pressed into moulds then the dish shape is left to cool on a rack. The dish is put into an acid bath, then into a small oven. After 6 hours in the oven the glass is dunked into a tub of ice-cold water without breaking or cracking. White hot liquid metal is poured into the dish, making no impression. The dish, resting on a block of ice, is heated with an acetylene torch but still stays intact. Final shot shows more liquid metal being poured into the dish.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1192.07
    Media URN:
    41105
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:30:00 / 01:12:42:00
    Canister:
    PT 492

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