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  • Short Summary

    Cargo of fruit from Australia unloaded at docks.

  • Description

    Unloading cargo ship.

    Location of events unknown / unclear.

    Machine (something like a miniature Ferris Wheel) lifting boxes and letting them down on ramp; workers help slide them down to a conveyor belt. Pan along conveyor belt; another worker standing in the rain; ship's deck in background. CU machine; view from other side: forked cradles to hold the boxes are attached between the 2 chains at intervals; the turning wheels pull these chains up carrying cartons out of the hold; then dumping them on the ramp.

    Pan along the conveyor belt from other side; a few workers stand alongside it; man in background coming down steps from upper deck. More of workers. CU open cartons of apples and pears. A few men standing by cartons pick up a few pieces of fruit; look at them. Good shot from below deck showing the chains moving up and down; and the boxes rising; resting on the 45 degree angle tongs.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1920
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:55:00 / 01:48:11:00
    ON 455 C

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