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Matrix Fibres

Series

Series Name
Tomorrow Today

Issue

Issue No.
116
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Automatic Cushion Restrain
  2. 2Coffee Cattle Food
  3. 3Matrix Fibres

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 3
Summary
COI synopsis: As trains go faster, freight wagons are more liable to develop "hot boxes" through lack of lubrication. British Rail scientists have succeeded in intergrating carbon fibre with the metal of the bearing to make them self lubricating. It’s a technique with far-reaching implications in the metallurgical industry.
Keywords
Railways; Science and technology; Engineering; Inventions and discoveries
Written sources
COI Microfilm Roll 51 [BFI National Archive]   Used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 1458/116
Credits:
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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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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