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