Synopsis:Animated film tracing the history and development of lubricants from ancient Egypt to the 1950s.
Shotlist:A cartoon starting in ancient Egypt, it begins with the history of oils and lubrication to stop friction. Then we move forward to De Vinci and experiments to work out a theory of friction. Next is the steam engine, Tower's experiments with friction in bearings, and a bearing floating in oil. The film explains what type of oil should be used in what machinery, and lastly the lubrication of the internal combustion engine, and the development of multi grade oils.
10:00:00 Animation commences. Opening title 'ANIMAL VEGETABLE MINERAL' 'DIRECTION Louis Dahl, SCRIPT E.Allan Crick, DESIGN, Alison de Vere, ANIMATION, Vic Bevis, John Williams, CAMERA, Bill Traylor, Roy Turk, EDITING, Jack King' 'MUSIC Matyas Seiber, COMMENTARY 'Maurice Denham, PRODUCTION John Halas' 'a Halas and Batchelor Cartoon, RCA'
10:00:35 Ancient Egyptian animation.
10:03:29 Venice, to France in the 1500s. Animation continues detailing how to reduce friction.
10:10:43 BP shield logo.