Steam Turbine

About the film

An informative account of the history, manufacture, and scientific principles behind a steam turbine.

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  • Release year - 1946
  • Director - Aubrey E. Singer
  • Production company - G.B. Instructional
  • Associate Producer - E. Smith Morris
  • Diagram Direction - Lionel D'Arcy Pierce
  • Technical Supervisor - J. Lauwerys
  • Running time (minutes) - 08 mins 15 secs

Original description

'The rotary steam engine; early designs of Hero of Alexandria, and Branca, and the Pelton wheel. Parsons' steam turbine explained by animated diagram. Turbines fitted in ships, and turbo-generators in large power stations.'

(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)

Did you know?

  • The ocean liner seen in the opening shots of Steam Turbine is the famous RMS Queen Elizabeth, which had been used as a troopship during the Second World War, but was a passenger ship by the time of filming.
  • Joseph Lauwerys helped to make another film on the same topic in 1943, entitled Invention of the Steam Engine, though the British Council had ceased to distribute it by the time Steam Turbine went into production.

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