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The Other Man’s Job: Plastics Give Eyes to the Forces

Series

Series Name
Warwork News

Issue

Issue No.
S15/48
Paramount Issue No.
1380
Date Released
22 May 1944
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1King Sees Navy on Invasion Eve
  2. 2The Other Man’s Job: Plastics Give Eyes to the Forces

Story

Story No. within this Issue
2 / 2
Summary
Plastic lenses are used for spectacles and binoculars - a quicker process than glass. Ex-servicemen learn to use the machines used in lense preparation. First comes the production of blanks, which are then softened for impression by dies. The work is inspected for flaws. Binocular casing now comes in plastic also. An officer is given an eye-test, then fitted with a pair of plastic contact lenses.
Keywords
Health and medicine; Industry and manufacture

This series is held by:

Film Archive

Name
Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive
Email
film@iwm.org.uk
Web
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/film
Phone
020 7416 5291
Fax
020 7416 5379
Address
Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
Notes
The IWM also preserves the original nitrate film copies for the World War II period of British Paramount News, Gaumont British News and Universal News.
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