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This Is Aluminum

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1955 to 1961


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“This is Aluminum,” Alcan 16mm Film Catalogue (Montreal: Aluminum Company of Canada, Limited: c.1960), 22.
“Graphic portrayal of how men, machinery, and electricity combine to extract aluminum from the miser’s grasp in which it is so tightly held in the earth’s crust. Pictorially answering the question ‘What is aluminum and where does it come from?’ the picture descries in considerable detail the steps in mining bauxite, the ore of aluminum, as well as the costly chemical processes involved in refining the ore before it can be reduced electrolytically to metallic aluminum."