• Short Summary

    Portrait of the first ever propeller driven car invented by a confectioner from Yeovil.

  • Description

    Yeovil, Somerset.

    M/S of a small convertible car with large propeller at the back. The car is sitting in front of a house. A man in the car starts the engine and the car moves. Cut to the car driving along a curvy road. Panning L/S of the car driving. Another car overtakes it. Difference in size between two cars is considerable.

    This is the first ever propeller driven car. The propeller, three feet in diameter, was powered by the 15 horse power V4 engine - "the home-made invention of 32 years old Clifford Robbins of Yeovil, Somerset." Frontal C/U shot of the car driving. Cut to the driver's profile (Mr. Robbins). As the car moves, voiceover tells the audience about its characteristics.

    M/S of a policeman on the motorbike looking at the propeller car suspiciously. C/U shot of the driver's hands on the steering wheel. Back to the frontal shot of the car as it drives forward.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    37.21
    Media URN:
    1189
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:16:00 / 01:46:13:00
    Canister:
    CP 050

Comments (1)

  1. dgatewood says

    I remember seeing this in Popular mechanics magazine as a thirteen year old growing up in 1955 America. Seeing a film clip now as a seventy two year old I wonder if it still exists?

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