An item about the use of high speed cameras in a consumer goods testing laboratory.
Albury, Guildford, Surrey.
The Ellis Research Laboratory consumer goods are tested for safety and durability.
Slow motion C/U of a cup of tea smashing. A man fiddles with a box of equipment. The cup is seen smashing in normal time. C/U of a mannequin's head wearing a monocle, a gun is fired and the lens shatters.
Various shots of a mother and toddler watching as a scientist places weights on a prototype high chair to test its strength.
Two scientists test a paraffin heater in a wind tunnel. The scientists open the tunnel extinguish the burning paraffin heater.
Various shots of perspex goggles on a mannequin's head. A scientist uses a special gun is fired at them to simulate splashes of molten metal.
A high speed camera is shown filming a television screen shattering - a technique developed by John Hadland. Extreme slow motion C/U of milk being dripped into a cup of tea. The man behind the camera is John Rendell.
A safety helmet is tested - Mr. Ellis is wearing a helmet with a pudding bowl on, he has a weight dropped on his head. Slow motion shots show the bowl breaking while the helmet remains in tact.
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