The Wonderful Uses of Asbestos - Amazing Inventions | British Pathé

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THE THINGS THAT WOW US - THE MONTH OF AMAZING INVENTIONS ON BRITISH PATHÉ (AUGUST 2015): Newsreel of the Week: The Wonderful Uses of Asbestos (1942). A look at how asbestos is formed and at the various fireproof goods it can be used to make. One of many inventions we might now consider rather dangerous! Here's the next film in our playlist of Dangerous Inventions: (Film ID 1554.22) A NEW THEME EVERY MONTH! Each month, a range of new uploads and playlists tell the story of a particular topic through archive footage. Let us know what themes you'd like to see by leaving us a comment or connecting with us on social media. BRITISH PATHÉ'S STORY Before television, people came to movie theatres to watch the news. British Pathé was at the forefront of cinematic journalism, blending information with entertainment to popular effect. Over the course of a century, it documented everything from major armed conflicts and seismic political crises to the curious hobbies and eccentric lives of ordinary people. If it happened, British Pathé filmed it. Now considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world, British Pathé is a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT


  1. Even the snow in Bing Crosby's White Christmas is 100% white asbestos!
  2. Let's make everything asbestos 😂
  3. XD why isnt there a secret society suits like that. I would join just for the lols
  4. Doesn't aspestos kill you?
  5. health and safety ha ha
  6. A whole suit of asbestos! Lovely!
  7. I wonder how many people died because of lung canser?
  8. mmmmmm, asbestos
  9. do we still use asbestos these dayz
  10. Wow this mineral is like magic. What could go wrong?
  11. Those poor people, most of them where doomed.
  12. I heard a lot of the asbestos health cases are mostly related to truck drivers. Asbestos was in their brake pads and would grind into fine powder and they would breath it in over years of driving.
  13. We didn't know!
  14. "Modern electric knife"

    looks like a pizza cutter with a motorcycle motor.
  15. This just made me laugh...."The Wonderful Uses of Asbestos". I remember when they moved everyone out of our local gradeshool, and put us up in another public school 5 miles down the road while they spent a year removing something called Asbestos....back in the early 80s.
  16. For generations, we thought it was miracle stuff.