Commercial advertisement for the new 1951 Ford Sedan automobile. Setting is a suburban neighborhood post-war. Woman leaves a house with her children. They all get into their 1951 Ford Custom Fordor sedan automobile. The children bounce on the car seat. View of Ford car seat springs tested by an automatic machine at Dearborn test facility. A car door hooked up to motor which continuously slams and opens the door. Car on the Dearborn Michigan test track, replica of Independence Hall in the background. Test car goes over steep hill, and cobble stones. The 1951 Ford is then seen in the Southwest United States, on a mountain road and a desert road. Label on side of car reads, 'Ford Test Car' View of speedometer. The new car arrives at an amusement park. Children get out of the car and run towards a merry-go-round. Ford emblem on front of car. Narrator stating "You can pay more, but you can't buy better."
New 1951 Ford test car comes over the crest of a hill, being driven through deep mud, in deep water, and over cobble stones, on the Ford Dearborn Michigan test track. View of test driver at the wheel. Test car hits hard bumps. View of Ford's 'Automatic Ride Control' suspension on test track and in the Ford laboratory. View of suspension attached to drive train in laboratory with view of suspension spring. 1951 Ford being tested over desert road in Southwest United States. New 1951 Ford convertible in showroom.
An eight day clock on aircraft instrument panel. U.S. Air Force flight crew member packing gear, including cold weather clothing into his A-3 flight bag. Cargo being by means of the elevator into the cargo compartment of a Second Strategic Support Squadron C-124 Globemaster tail # 49-244, at Walker Air Force Base, New Mexico. B-36 strategic bomber seen in background. The men and equipment are headed to the Strategic Air Command's 509th Bomb Wing Forward Detachments at RAF Stations Mildenhall and Lakenheath, in England. (Note: This same aircraft, performing the same mission, successfully ditched in the North Atlantic on 23 Mar 1951, but no passengers or crew were ever recovered.).
View of the town of Los Alamos in New Mexico, United States. Officials inside the Los Alamos National Labratory (LANL) of the Atomic Enegry Commission of United States. Scenes of scientists working at the LANL. Aerial view of the Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Officials of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and the Atomic Energy Commision, in a joint meeting, collectively map Operation Greenhouse. Joint Task Force Three. Men from government agencies,colleges and universities throughout America work to instrument this operation. Aerial shots of the Perry Islands ( U.S. transport and scientists base) and the Eniwetok Atoll (US Army and Air Force base). U.S. Navy ship anchored at the lagoon. Scenes of laboratories and scientific structures on the islands.
Newsreel clip previewing Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees at spring training prior to 1951 baseball season. The defending National League champion Phillies trained that year in Clearwater Florida. Players pose under sign that reads "Home of the Fightin' Phlilies." Shot of team owner Robert Carpenter and manager Eddie Sawyer. Shots of pitchers Robin Roberts, Jim Konstanty and Bubba Church warming up. Hitters seen in batting cage include Willie Jones, Eddie Waitkus and Andy Seminick. Clip shifts to Yankees' spring training in Phoenix, Arizona, where team holds up numbers and letters reading "1950 Champs" to mark their victory over the Phillies in the World Series. Manager Casey Stengel puts on cowboy hat and strikes a funny pose for the camera. Yankee players also don the hats, including 1950 American League MVP Phil Rizzuto and soon-to-be 1951 MVP Yogi Berra. Stengel talks with group of six Yankee rookies, including future Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle at far right. Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio points bat at camera, smiles by batting cage.
Views of the new (1951) GE jet engine assembly plant at Lockland Ohio. Animated description and U.S. map showing numerous suppliers across the country that contribute parts for the jet engines assembled at the GE Lockland plant.Views inside the plant, with engines being assembled. GE staff members, including chief engineer, Donald F. Warner, are seen in the plant. Various U.S. jet warplanes taking off, including: Hughes XF-91; North American F-86D Sabrejet ; Martin XB-51; North American B-45 Tornado; Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber; and Convair B-36.