• Short Summary

    Early fax machines used by Sussex Police in Lewes to catch thief of stolen vehicle.

  • Description

    No titles. Facsimile communication system for use by mobile police forces.

    Lewes, East Sussex.

    General view of Lewes Headquarters of the Sussex Constabulary, operation room. We see police officers answering telephones. One writes down details of a stolen vehicle and puts the slip of paper into a new Mufax machine.

    Exterior shot of a police patrol car standing on a street (there's no one in it!). M/S of a small fax machine in the car and a copy of the hand-written note coming out of it. Back in the operation room a photograph of the suspect thief is fed into the Mufax machine. Cut to the patrol car where we see a copy of the photo coming out of the fax machine there. A policeman sitting in the driver's seat picks up the information.

    M/S of patrol car sitting by the side of a road. The policeman inside spots the stolen car and gives chase with siren blaring. The police car passes the stolen car. C/U of wanted car registration plate (stationary shot). Pan up to show the policeman opening the driver's door and pulling out the thief then removing the key from the car ignition.

    Good footage of early fax machines in use.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:27:00 / 01:39:34:00

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