• Short Summary

    UNDERGOING TESTS ON THE VEZERE RIVER AT THE DORDOGNE VILLAGE OF AUBAS DE MONTIGNAC, CENTRAL FRANCE, IS A BALLOON WEIR - FRANKFURTER SAUSAGE-SHAPED AND MADE OF SYNTHETIC RUBBER PROTECTED BY A NYLON COVER.

  • Description

    1.
    GV. DAM.
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    2.
    LV 2 MEN STAND ON DAM PAN CONTROL END
    0.08

    3.
    LV 2 MEN TEST FABRIK
    0.10

    4.
    CU DITTO
    0.15

    5.
    LV MAN JUMPS ON DAM TOP
    0.22

    6.
    CU MAN SHOUTS INSTRUCTIONS
    0.25

    7.
    CU WATER POURS OUT OF DAM, PAN RIVER WATER OVER
    0.34

    8.
    GV RIVER ATER OVER DAM
    0.37

    9.
    CU PYLON
    0.41

    10.
    GV AUBAS DE MONTIGNAC VILLAGE
    0.46



    Initials JRG/S/WH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: UNDERGOING TESTS ON THE VEZERE RIVER AT THE DORDOGNE VILLAGE OF AUBAS DE MONTIGNAC, CENTRAL FRANCE, IS A BALLOON WEIR - FRANKFURTER SAUSAGE-SHAPED AND MADE OF SYNTHETIC RUBBER PROTECTED BY A NYLON COVER.

    AN EXPERIMENTAL WEIR TO HARNESS THE RIVER FOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES TO THE VILLAGE UNDERTAKEN BY THE STATE-OWNED ELECTRIC??? CONCERN, IT IS CLAIMED TO BE THE FIRST IN EUROPE AND THE SECOND IN THE WORLD - LOS ANGELES, USA, EXPERIMENTED WITH THE FIRST.

    THE WEIR - ITS "SKIN" IS FOUR MILLIMETERS THICK - IS PARTIALLY FILLED WITH WATER, BUT SUFFICIENT AIR KEPT IN IT MAINTAINS ITS BOUYANCY TO PROVIDE A CONSTANT WATER LEVEL NECESSARY FOR SUPPLYING THREE GROUPS OF TURBINE GENERATORS INSTALLED AT THE VILLAGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA812P6M5MCRBCXGEWS76VFZ5UC
    Media URN:
    VLVA812P6M5MCRBCXGEWS76VFZ5UC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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