The Life Cycle of the Pin Mould


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Still from 'The Life Cycle of Pin Mould' - Taken from 'Films of Britain 1947-50'

'A study of Pin Mould. It is seen growing rapidly on an apple and on porridge. The camera speeds up its growth. Spores germinate rapidly on moist substances. A single spore is observed under the microscope. From this spore gradually spreads a branching mass of mould; heads, containing new spores, appear and ripen.' [1]

Date: 1943
Duration: 09:35

Director: Mary Field
Production Company: G.B. Instructional
Producer: -
Cinematographer: F. Percy Smith
Composer: N/A
Narration: -
Editor: -
Sound Recording: -
Advisor: B. Barnes

Length: 35mm: 933ft. 16mm: 373ft.

Distributors: Central Film Library



Life Cycle of Pin Mould, The
Production: Produced by G.B. Instructional, Ltd.
Description: Speeded-up photography, with diagrams and commentary.
Teaching Notes: Not available.
Distributors: Central Film Library, Imperial Institute, South Kensington, S.W.7
Distributors' Cat. Ref.: UK.180.
Owner of U.K. Rights: British Council.
Conditions of Supply: Loaned free of charge.
Contents: By means of speeded-up photography and diagrams this film shows the growth of pin mould on an apple and porridge. The spores germinate and from them spreads a branching mass of mould; heads containing new spores appear and ripen and there follows a recapitulation of branches of mould. The production and growth of resting spores is also illustrated.
Appraisal: A clear and concise explanation of the life cycle of pin mould which should be extremely useful for showing to children of thirteen and over. The technical qualities are also excellent.
NATURAL HISTORY VIEWING COMMITTEE.
16mm. Sd.
377ft
11mins.
//1 reel.[2]


Life Cycle of Pin Mould (Great Britain, 1942)

Educational Films, Botany
Distributors: Central Film Library
Producers: Produced for the British Council by G.B. Instructional
1 reel 373ft / 10mins Format: 16mm, Sd
UK Rights: Central Office of Information
Teaching Notes available from G.B. Equipments Ltd
By means of speeded-up photography and diagrams this film shows the growth of pin mould on an apple and porridge. The spores germinate and from them spreads a branching mass of mould; heads containing new spores appear and ripen and there follows a recapitulation of branches of mould. The production and growth of “resting” moulds is also illustrated.
A clear and concise explanation of the life cycle of pin mould which should be extremely useful for showing to children of 13 and over. The technical qualities also are excellent. *
* Appraisal by the Natural History Viewing Committee.[3]
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  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1947-50
  2. ^ 30 November 1946
    Educational Films
    Natural History//
    Index to Vol.13 / No.s 145-156 / 1945-46
    Monthly Film Bulletin of the BFI
  3. ^ Index to Vol. 14 NOS. 157-168 1947
    Films issued between March 31st and May 31st (1947) p.g 43
    Monthly Film Bulletin of the BFI