• Short Summary

    Rising to the challenge presented by a japanese motor company for new ideas utilising motorcycle and car engines, inventors and engineers produced a remarkable range of devices for an exhibition at Hammatsu City, 300 kilometres (186 miles) west of Tokyo, on Saturday (3 September).

  • Description

    1.
    GV Crowds at exhibition
    0.06

    2.
    SV Large round face on toy
    0.10

    3.
    GV Miniature space vehicle displayed on merry-go-round (2 shots)
    0.21

    4.
    GV Man rides 'magic stick' (4 shots)
    0.37

    5.
    SV Flying saucer demonstrated
    0.48

    6.
    SV Crowds on river bank
    0.51

    7.
    LV 'Marine Docks' with twin fleets, crowd watching (3 shots)
    1.04

    8.
    GV Marine rainbow with revolving ends moves on water (2 shots)
    1.17

    9.
    GV Two men on pleasure cycle moving up and down to turn blades
    1.23

    10.
    SV 'Honda Swell' with inflated body moving along
    1.29

    11.
    SV Crowd on river bank
    1.31

    12.
    SV Man drives boat with twin fan engines at rear (2 shots)
    1.44

    13.
    SV Girl rides floating motorcycle
    1.49

    14.
    SV People watch
    1.52

    15.
    SV Amphibious car on water being driven, plus two passengers
    2.02

    16.
    GV Man riding redso delphin (2 shots)
    2.22

    17.
    GV Men riding pedal cycle on water with floats on either side (2 shots)
    2.34



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Rising to the challenge presented by a japanese motor company for new ideas utilising motorcycle and car engines, inventors and engineers produced a remarkable range of devices for an exhibition at Hammatsu City, 300 kilometres (186 miles) west of Tokyo, on Saturday (3 September).

    The 62 machines ranged from motorised toys for children and novel leisure craft for adults to self-propelled land and sea craft with serious practical possibilities.

    Meet of the exhibits came from the 10,000 engineers who work for the firm, and company funds paid for their materials. their work is being judged by panel of motor experts, who are looking ut for machines that could have commercial possibilities.

    But basically, the display provided fun for the large crowd of visitors who witnessed such original devices as a toy monster which walked along and sucked up garbage from the floor, a motorised 'magic stick' with room for one passenger, a floating motorcycle...and an amphibious 36 horse power car equally at home on land and water with up to three passengers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABSU4ZOYAMBJNA6Z0PDE8PMGMX
    Media URN:
    VLVABSU4ZOYAMBJNA6Z0PDE8PMGMX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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