"MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB"- THOMAS EDISON Thomas Edison, at the celebration for the 50th anniversary of his "talking machine," repeats the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb" which were the first words spoken into his original phonograph.
19TH CENTURY TOOLS OF MEASUREMENT - 1940S Demonstrations of setting a pendulum clock and using a scale and surveyor's solar compass are shown over an illustration of a 19th century town. Also exists on HD.
A VINTAGE, MANNED KITE GLIDER Vintage scenes of an early flight pioneer flying a manned glider. A crew carries the multi-winged craft onto a field. The glider lifts into the air only to come crashing down into a hillside. The unhurt, dashing young pilot walks toward the camera, passing his crumpled craft.
AMAZING AMPHIBIAN CAR FROM ITALY A new amphibian car is tested in Rome, Italy and comes through with flying colors. The multifunctional vehicle drives up and down a winding staircase and moves through water and dry land equally well.
ARTHUR THE ROBOT - 1955 Arthur the robot does chores for his sixteen-year-old inventor, an Oakland high school student in California. Arthur helps with chores mowing the lawn, watering the grass and playing pranks on watching family - efficient and mischevious too.
ATOM BATTERY Scientists show the first model of a new "atom battery," which solves the problem of converting radioactivity to useful electricity. Only enough power is generated to produce a whine in an earphone--but it's an important first step to a new power source of possible world-shaking importance.
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