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Grease

UK, 1951 (MIFF 1953, Scientific Films)

Director: A. H. Luff

Opens with brief description of how ball bearings are made and tested. Includes unusual sequences taken at 2500 exposures per second of a ball-crusher testing three balls to destruction. Remainder describes the process of manufacture of grease.

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Crystal Growth


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Some Medical Aspects of Venomous Snakes

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