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The Invisible World

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: film: 16mm
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene; Webster, Fred
Date made: 1968 circa
Materials: Kodachrome
Measurements: 250 ft

Paper inside storage container notes: Blue Title photography by David Cahlander Laboratory of Harold Edgerton Ring Buzzer - 1/32 normal speed Alarm clock Bat 24/sec Bat (EH) A silent color 16mm film presents laboratory demonstrations of strobe light photography by Harold Edgerton for the film "The Invisible World." Examples include an owl in flight and a bowling pin juggler. Edgerton then illustrates how a strobe wheel picturing a man with a saw can be made to speed up or slow down. Edgerton also demonstrates the set-up to shoot a bullet through a stationary playing card to slice it in half (the "Cutting a Card Quickly" series). Run time = 00:05:53 (CC)


Related People

thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor