This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    A flying fox is demonstrated - men, a woman and even a dog have a go!

  • Description

    Interior shot of two men standing by a window. One of the men climbs onto the window ledge and grabs on to a "flying fox" type device.

    Exterior shot of the man descending on the flying fox. Firemen stand at the bottom of the ropes holding them tight. The man slowly descends and lands on his feet. C/U of the metal device as it is sent back up the ropes. C/U of the device from the point of view of the second man in the building. The second man descends. Yet another comes down on the ropes.

    An intertitle explains: "The speed of descent is governed by the pull on the ropes at the bottom... the harder they are pulled apart the slower the drop..." A young woman is next to try the new device. She perches on the window ledge then descends towards the ground. Last but not least they send a dog down!

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 637.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:28:00 / 01:30:44:00
    EP 151

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment