STK-ID 10198

Fire Repellent Paint (29/12/1949): sequence on tiny two-room house being prepared, one room painted with fire repellent paint, the other room left as is. Shots of captain J Van Doornick of the Canadian Army watching as gasoline is poured into the untreated room and fire is set, Toronto fire chief Peter Hurd standing by. Shots of fire burning furiously while controller Innis and Mr Bomby sit in treated room six feet away. Shots of people checking state of paint on treated side as fire on other side subsides, of crowd standing by, firemen standing by, extinguishing rest of fire. Shot of captain Owen of the Toronto Fire Department examining treated paint which has bubled slightly. Shots of the inventor of the paint, Lithuanian born Leon Stankus holding blow torch to painted wall, blackening paint but not burning it. HALS of painted section still standing, ruins of other section.


Excerpt from
Fire Repellent Paint / Arrival of Lester Pearson
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio