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Age of Invention

UK, 1975 (MIFF 1976)

Director: David Lochner

During Britain's Industrial Revolution, British inventors were unsurpassed in the fertility of their ideas and significance of their discoveries.

Age of Invention shows examples of industrial remains, some reconstructed, some lovingly preserved.

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