• Short Summary

    The "Badger Major" - new machine that digs ditches and lays pipes in them automatically.

  • Description

    No title. Pipe laying speeded up at Pocklington, Yorkshire.

    Ground to air shot helicopter carrying plastic pipes. M/S Helicopter, pan down to show pipes underneath being lowered. M/S workmen directing helicopter. M/S workmen unloading pipes from helicopter. M/S pipes on the ground, pan up as workmen walk away with two pipes.

    M/S new automatic pipe laying machine, "Badger Major". M/S large cutter which goes into the ground and pulls the pipes behind it. M/S pipe laying machine, in foreground is electronic object on a tripod which sets the course of the machine. C/U electronic apparatus which sets course. M/S engineer lining up electronic equipment mounted on the machine. M/S the pipe laying machine, engineers adjust electronic equipment. M/S anchor which the pipe laying machine is winched up to. M/S pipe laying machine, in front of it cables run to the anchor. C/U front of machine showing cables. M/S machine showing caterpillar track, it is now moving forward. C/U cutter going into earth. C/U rear of cutter going through earth. C/U back of cutter showing pipe being drawn through the earth. M/S pipe being drawn through earth. M/S machine slowly going forward. C/U pipe, pan up to show machine in the distance. Aerial shot machine showing a long ploughed up track behind.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:15:00 / 01:45:35:00

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