Triplex safety glass goes through various tests at research centre. Birmingham, West Midlands.
No title - Triplex demonstration. Safety Glass Research Centre. Birmingham, West Midlands.
M/S pane of glass attached to a machine which turns it over and lowers it down. Aerial L/S of official watching the machines at work. Interior M/S of the exhibition. M/S man holding piece of glass before placing it in the polariscope for testing strength. C/U of the glass being placed in polariscope. M/S pan down wires, a car is suspended and resting on piece of Triplex which is to be used in Concorde windscreen. M/S car.
M/S man standing at simulated windscreen. C/U of the windscreen which has been shattered. M/S showing safety area where driver sits. C/U machine used for testing standards of safety glass. A man places a sheet of glass in machine. C/U man wearing a protective shield over face. M/S of the man placing a frame over glass to hold it in position. C/U as he puts in frame. Pan up to top of the machine showing a large weight. Various shots as the weight is raised up high. C/U of the glass, the weight crashes onto the glass and splinters it, but does not go through.