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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
DuPont focus on safety commercial
Cavalcade of America Commercials Reel No.2
Man enters frame wearing safety equipment. Spokesman discusses how DuPont's accident rate in 1916 was high, but due to safety training programs, safety devices and protective clothing, the rates were greatly improved. A DuPont technician operating a 160 horsepower automobile engine is shown, testing chemicals added to gasoline to improve its efficiency. Safety measures such as an automatic cut off and a double layer of safety glass to protect the worker are pointed out. Other safety equipment used in the laboratory and safety meetings held throughout the company are mentioned.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Segment from original FC252. 720x480 mp4 with timecode burn available.
Television commercialsChemical industryIndustrial safetyIndustrial safety--ResearchProtective clothing
1 reel (700 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16mm. (00:03:05:00).
QuickTime Pro Res 4444HQ (2048x1556), 24fps. PCM audio, 48kHz, 24 bit.
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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