• Short Summary

    An inventor demonstrates his new wonder fire proof paint in Mitcham, Greater London.

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    Full titles read: "MITCHAM [Greater London]"

    M/S of a blow lamp burning the paint off a piece of wood. After a hole has been in the paint a man simply just paints over the the hole with special fire proof paint. It's inventor then demonstrates how effective the paint is by dipping a strip of nitrate film into the paint and then setting fire to one end which has no paint on it. The film burns rapidly but miraculously stops when it reaches the end covered in paint. L/S of a young man (or guinea pig) with his hand covered in paint. The inventor then holds the lit blow torch close to his hand but it fails to burn his skin.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:26:00 / 01:27:13:00

Comments (1)

  1. WadeMitcham says

    In stills numbered 22 and 23 on the vehicle on the right behind the demonstrator can be seen 'LATHAM'.

    Latham & Co. had a works on Western Road in Mitcham.

    In Britain From Above website photo epw005191 'Ryner Wilson & Co and Varnish and Japan Works, Merton, 1921' dated 21st January 1921, the logo "Latham's Varnish and Japan Works" can be seen on a building top left.

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