The Story of time

United Kingdom, 1950

Film
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Part animated film dramatising man’s attempts over the centuries to measure time. Sun worshippers measured the hours by the shades of obelisk and sun-dial; the first clocks were worked by the elements - such as the sand glass, the Chinese fire clock, and the Persian water clock. The mechanical clocks and pocket watches of the last two centuries are symbolised by a ballet of pendulums, leading to the precision instruments that are the clocks and watches of the present day, measuring time with great accuracy.

Credits

production company

Signal Films

producer

Robert Leffingwell

director
Duration

00:09:23:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1950

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010325

Language

No spoken word

Subject categories

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Great Britain

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Clocks and watches

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Time - Systems and standards

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Time measurements

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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