A look at the development of the wheel and how it is used today.
Educational film showing methods of irrigation used in Egypt.
Educational film showing a primitive irrigation system.
Educational film showing the use of a primitive irrigation system.
Novel Hungarian irrigation device - crop spraying by boat.
A water diviner finds water in Australia.
Educational film about a device which enables men to extract water from a river and lift it to another level.
New medical inventions - inflatable splints and oxygen tent bed.
Pendulum device that draws.
An item about a new way of dying fabric: colours are created by chemical reactions rather than dye.
Fascinating documentary about George Bennie's great invention - the Railplane.
A new invention - a cross between a mobile telephone and a walkman.
An early type of chain saw is demonstrated in forests near Cape Town.
Footage of new two seater bicycle in Sweden.
H.S. Perry crosses the channel on a motorbike, Dover, Kent.
New inventions: explosive device from America and a floating 'balloon weapon' from London.
Footage of bizarre inventions at inventions exhibition.
New device demonstrated - closed circuit television on public transport.
Table with seats attached to its legs save space in London's restaurant.
Clever typewriting invention enables disabled Nigel Harvey to type without using his hands.
Strange invention is demonstrated - possibly the forerunner of the in-car stereo!
Invention: the Bullet-proof vest; or Steel Waistcoat.
Demonstration of a model 'Airtrain'. A train on a monorail driven by a propeller
Amphibious caravan for dream holiday - a week in the countryside and a week at sea (or river). Great!
Inventor Tom Hancocks demonstrates his new motorised roller skates.
Plane that lands on water or on ground but has to be catapulted to fly - interesting.
A look at pedal powered flying machine, the ornithopter.
New machine for digging ditches quickly and using less manpower in Holland.
Man left mute by a throat operation shows us the home-made device that enables him to speak.
Groovy new invention - the Duoped - may replace roller-skates some day? Don't think so!
Item showing artificial kidney apparatus invented by Professor Dogliotti. Turin, Italy.
A new ski on rollers open the way to all year skiing.
The Sykes family combat petrol rationing - they ride around Sale in a pedal-powered car.
Quirky invention: a bicycle that can be ridden on water.
A walkie talkie device proves useful where there are no telephones handy.
Fantastic film showing the forerunner of the Sony Walkman - tuning control is in a garter!
Scientists at US university demonstrate eccentric new form of transport.
Air is pumped into a Teddy bear to simulate slow breathing - calms and cures insomnia in children!?
New inventions to make offices work more efficiently on display, Wedgwood-Benn present.
A small windmill harnesses wind power and generates electricity.
Inventor John Sargrove and the mass production of his radio invention by machines.
Fuel cell (electrical generator) demonstrated by inventor Francis Bacon.
Inventor Major Robert Van Rolleghem demonstrates his plane safety device.
Footage of the inventor George Truro demonstrating his new fire proof suit.
Footage of miniature washing machine being assembled and demonstrated. London.
Film explaining how penicillin was discovered and spores being incubated to produce drug.
Sir Alexander Fleming, discoverer of Penicillin, has died.
Lovely film showing early television transmission techniques - features George Gee and Mamie Watson
Australian schoolboy makes and displays model hovercraft.
A new development in hovercraft design is tested out in Dumbarton.
Engineering apprentices demonstrate hovercraft they have built themselves.