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Sensamatic Looms

Series

Series Name
Tomorrow Today

Issue

Issue No.
85
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Scinticamera
  2. 2Oyster Farms
  3. 3Sensamatic Looms

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 3
Summary
COI synopsis: When a shuttle went amok up at the mill a dagger was hastily plunged into the frog: a crude mechanical way of stopping a loom in a hurry, and a terrible strain on its components. An electronically controlled loom from Blackburn, Lancashire, automatically senses a wayward shuttle and smoothly stops before the tangles begin.
Keywords
Science and technology; Industry and manufacture; Computers and computing
Written sources
COI Microfilm Roll 49 [BFI National Archive]   Used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 1458/85
Credits:
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Presenter
Joy Harrison

This series is held by:

Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
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nonfictioncurators@bfi.org.uk
For commercial/footage reuse enquiries:
footage.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7580 7503
Address
21 Stephen Street
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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