The indomitable blacksmith : Thomas Davenport

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Date
1953
Summary
Teaching Film Custodians abridged classroom version of a Cavalcade of America television series episode, "The Indomitable Blacksmith: Thomas Davenport" (season 1, episode 14), which originally aired April 1st, 1953 on NBC-TV.  Dramatizes blacksmith Thomas Davenport's discovery in the 1830's of the principal behind the electric motor, and his efforts to develop a practical, working model.  Professor William Henry, a leading scientist of Harvard University and first director of the Smithsonian, recognizes the genius of Davenport's invention and assists him in obtaining financial backing to perfect it. Industrialists of the period, committed to steam power, remained unconvinced of the potential of Davenport's invention. 
Publishers
Teaching Film Custodians; Indiana University Instructional Support Services; Dupont; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center; NBC Television
Genres
Biographical (Nonfiction); Educational; Historical
Collection
Teaching Film Custodians
Unit
Indiana University Libraries
Language
English
Physical Description
1 Film (0:20:21); 16mm
Notes
Copyright Date: 1953
Broadcast Date: 1953/04/01
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003181023; Other: GR00468222; MDPI Barcode: 40000003181023

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