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Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

UK, 1956 (MIFF 1957, Wealth of the Earth)

Director: Louis Dahl

A cartoon history and development of lubricants from the time of the Egyptians - the first known engineers - to the present day.

The theoreticians in this field included Leonardo da Vinci, but it was not until 1883 that Beauchamp Towers in his researches into friction losses in shaft bearings discovered the principles of lubrication in use today.

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Petrified River

USA, 1956
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The Titanium Pigment Story

UK, 1956
Discovered 150 years ago, titanium remained a curiosity until the 1920's when paint manufacturers realised the unique advantages of titanium dioxide as a pigment. After outlining the history of the p… More »

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