Instructional film from the Railroad Audio/Visual Introduction Library. Teaches railroad employees how to safely handle air hoses. Compares the hoses to venomous snakes. Film #6 in a series. Special thanks to the Cleveland Zoo and Charles Voracek, Curator of Reptiles. Technical advisor: M.W. Bergiel; cinematography: T.R. Tucker; written and directed by Franklyn J. Carr.
Film presenting the seven basic hose types manufactured by B.F. Goodrich: circular woven, machine wrapped, hand built, horizontal braided, horizontal loomed, horizontal spiraled, and synthecure. Details the usage and importance of each and shows scenes of the hoses being produced in the factory. Presented by the Engineered Systems Division.
Lighter, stronger, more flexible fire hose made with an outer jacket of Dacron polyester fiber woven on an extruded neoprene tube gets into action faster, saving time when seconds may mean lives. Light weight (46 pounds for 100% Dacron, including couplings compared with 62 pounds for cotton) makes it easy for a fireman to cart a 50 foot hose up an aerial ladder. In addition, fire hose made of Dacron resists degradation from heat, abrasion, mildew and most chemicals.