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    Machines are used to test the breaking point of various metals.

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    Introductory intertitle reads: "Probably the founders of the century-old University College of London would marvel at the mechanical plant now used in experimental research today..."

    M/S of man working at a mechanical stress testing machine. It will pull a 3/4 inch steel bar to breaking point. M/S of another man working at a machine. He turns a wheel which operates this machine. C/U of a man holding a ruler against a piece of metal to show the length of it as it is stretched. The bar breaks when the stress becomes too great. C/U of the broken bar.

    "The impact tester shows how varieties of steel stand shock tactics." M/S of man operating the impact tester. C/U of a small piece of metal is buffeted by a larger piece of metal - it bends. A hardened piece of steel is subjected to the same treatment and it snaps. A vertical press is operated by a man in dark glasses. M/S of part of the press which crushes a brick. We see the brick exploding in slow motion.

    Was item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 423.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:02:31:00 / 01:05:23:00
    EP 120

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