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Prelinger Archives: Aluminum on the March (Part II) (1956) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This Prelinger Archives film is a mid-20th-century look at the aluminum industry, focusing on a wide variety of products from the Reynolds Metals Company. The film depicts aluminum uses in automobile styling, in home appliances, in product packaging, in cooking and preserving, as a "do-it-yourself" material, and as the key metal in jet airplanes, Diesel engines, buses, and heavy industries. The ease with which aluminum can be handled is demonstrated in a sequence showing a farmer using it for siding and insulation and to irrigate a field. The piping in this scene is shown to be highly portable, being moved in sections by one person. In a "pageant of packaging" the film presents row after row of familiar brands parading in step to stirring martial music, filmed against a background of brilliant colors.
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Run Time
14 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Aluminum on the March. (Part II) (1956)
Aluminum on the March (Part II) (1956) (14:00)
Produced by Jam Handy Organization, for Reynolds Metals Company.
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1956.
Publisher no.
41784 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (14 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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