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  • Short Summary

    Pressure is applied to a steel bar to test its "giving" point.

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    Teddington, Middlesex. The National Physical Laboratory. "Everything - even husbands - has a point beyond which it "gives". Take a 20 feet steel girder, for instance..." Low angle shot of a man standing at the bottom of a steel girder pulling on some ropes. He wears an overall. The camera tilts up. "...which is bolted..." C/U of a man tightening the nuts to secure the steel girder to a platform. Dissolve into a shot of a man standing beside a large piece of machinery. He turns some levers.

    "...and submitted a gradual pressure." M/S of the man turning the lever, beside him is a large dial showing how many tons of pressure he is applying. (Looks like this dial is made specifically for the purposes of the film - looks a bit home-made!) Wider shot showing the steel girder - camera tilts up. The girder begins to bend. "Forty-nine tons pressure was its "giving" point." L/S of the girder bending.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 623.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:59:05:00 / 02:01:00:00
    EP 260

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