Transfer of power

United Kingdom, 1939

Film
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A history of the toothed wheel. This film provides a clear exposition of the historical development of the means of transferring power from the simple lever to the wheel and pulley, and finally the gear. This film has become famous throughout the world for the imaginative parallel it draws between the development of mechanisation and the general progress of industrial civilisation.

Credits

production company

Shell Film Unit

producer

Sir Arthur Hallam Elton

Duration

00:22:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1939

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323015

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrialization

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industry - History

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mechanization - Social aspects

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → History

History → Industry - History

History → Technology and civilization

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Power (Mechanics)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology and civilization

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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