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  • Short Summary

    Item showing manufacture of new blood pressure tablet Darenthin.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Blood Pressure? Take a tablet. Dartmouth and Beckenham.

    MS factory at Dartmouth where the new drug Darenthin is made, camera pans down to the River Daren which gives its name to the drug. LS chemical plant. Interior MS man wearing protective mask and clothing carrying a case of Bromine which he puts into header tank. CU Bromine label on the case. MS pan man taking bottle of Bromine from case and pouring it into the tank. CU man wearing protective face shield.

    MS two chemists walking towards a three hundred gallon reactor to check it during the mixing of the chemicals. CU graph showing progress. Top shot, pan chemist opening valves and letting finished liquid Darenthin run into the vat. CU chemist working. LS chemist opening the lid of the centrifuge which converts the liquid Darenthin into powder form. CU powder being scraped out of the centrifuge and placed on tray. MS chemists working in the laboratories at Beckenham on research of the drug. Various shots one of the men who helped discover Darenthin working on electrical apparatus.

    MS Darenthin being injected into a sciatic nerve which is connected electrically to an oscilloscope which registers the nerve impulses. CU pan, man working the electrical apparatus. CU oscilloscope. CU pan, back at the Dartmouth factory powdered form Darenthin being poured into a tablet making machine. CU pan tablet machine ejecting tablets into bin. Camera pans to Darenthin label on bin. MS looking across factory floor at the new drug being manufactured and packed.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:11:00 / 01:05:48:00
    UN 3313 A

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