• Short Summary

    German engineers produce drills that apparently go through anything.

  • Description

    Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany).

    AS. The core drill is being pointed downwards. SV. The core-drill is lowered towards the concrete. SCU. Man turning handle which lowers drill into position. CU. Base of drill going down on to concrete which is covered in water probably for cooling reasons. TV. Drill, man pushes handle and drill starts to revolve. CU. Machinery running. CU. Dial on machinery. TV. The drill spinning into the concrete. GV. Drill in action with crowds watching. CU. Drill being lifted out wheel spinning showing the hole it has made. CU. Drill moves away. CU. Man lifts out large piece of tubular concrete from the hole and we have a good look at it. CU. Base of drill with man holding magnifying glass over it. CU. Through magnifying glass, showing the teeth and diamonds - presumably. CU. Man putting on asbestos hood. CU. Man pulls eye shields over the eye holes of his hood. SV. Man helps him on with his gloves. SV. Oxygen cylinders lying on ground and man goes over to turn on. CU. Hand turning on tap of oxygen. CU. Man with what looks like oxyacetylene cutter puts the flame on the end of large rod. CU. Operator adjusting glasses. LV. Man with the asbestos suit and a shield in front starts to push this long rod into the wall. SCU. The rod going into the wall and man behind shield in asbestos suit. SCU. Man on back end of rod pushing helping with pressure. LV. The rod is being pushed into the wall and sparks shoot out. CU. The other side of the wall, sparks come shooting out as it makes its way through to the other side. LV. The man on the other side of the wall giving it its final push. CU. The rod spouting sparks completely through the wall and it is dragged back through hole to the other side to leave the hole for us to see.

    (Lavender.) (Orig. "N") (Title Scene "L")

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:05:00 / 01:53:13:00

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