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Listed under:  Technologies  >  Engineering  >  Construction  >  Environmental engineering  >  Lighting  >  Torches

Materials and testing - Creating a working prototype

This is a video about the design and construction of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton. Paul Charlwood of Charlwood Design talks about the design and testing process for the baton. The duration of this video is 1 min 32 sec.


At a pithead in 1925

This is short excerpt from a 1925 silent black-and-white newsreel, which comprises four scenes at an unidentified mine pithead. The first scene shows several miners boarding an open cage in a double-decker lift and descending to the mine below. The second scene shows about 20 miners returning to the surface in a similar ...


Paralympic Games torch, Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

This is a torch that was designed by Blue Sky Design for use in the torch relay for the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. Made from chrome and red and blue anodised aluminium, the torch is 73.5 cm long. The torch design comprises three overlapping tusk-shaped forms of different lengths and colours. The larger blue form carried ...


Olympic torch, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is an Olympic torch designed for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It is made of three sections, with an internal burner and valve mechanism. The main body of the torch, the inner section, is polished stainless steel and contains the fuel cylinder and burner. The middle section is blue anodised aluminium. The outer section ...