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Materials For Safety: Non Slip Discs

Series

Series Name
Living Tomorrow

Issue

Issue No.
239
Date Released
1979
Length of issue (in feet)
522
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Materials For Safety: Non Slip Discs
  2. 2Materials For Safety: Fireproof Cable
  3. 3Materials For Safety: Poison Filter

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 3
Summary
COI synopsis: New materials are developed for strength, for lightness, for cheapness or to improve industrial processes. But some materials, as we discover this week, are developed purely to increase safety. Disc brakes on motorcycles are superbly safe - when they’re dry. In the wet, they’re unpredictable. Now, borrowing from the aviation industry, brake pads are being made of sintered metal rather than fibre. The metal granules in the pads cut through any film of water on the brake disc, making motorcycle braking safe in the wet or the dry.
Keywords
Motorcycling; Science and technology; Safety devices; Motor vehicles; Engineering; Design
Written sources
COI Microfilm Roll 55 [BFI National Archive]   Used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 1458/239
Credits:
Cutter
Allen Bowry
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Cutter
Ian Lake
Cutter
Laurence Williamson

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
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nonfictioncurators@bfi.org.uk
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Web
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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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London W1T 1LN
Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
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