• Short Summary

    An interesting item showing the different timepieces over the ages.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Take your time!

    An item showing the history of instruments that help us tell the time. M/S night shot of Big Ben from the river Thames. M/S of a big flower clock, M/S of a big compass. M/S of the sun. M/S of a diagram of the sun opposite Greenwich showing how it divides the day. M/S of a sundial on the front of a house. M/S diagram of shadow clock from 1000 B.C. M/S of 10th century shadow clock. Various shots of different sundials. M/S of a dragon clock which casts a shadow behind it.

    M/S of a ring with a hole in it, the spot of light shows what time it is. M/S of a sundial alarm clock which fires a small cannon at whatever time you want. L/S of a real cannon which is fired at Liverpool to mark the time, M/S of guards looking at their watches. M/S of Egyptian water clock for use at night. Various shots of candle clock, sandglass, sermon glass, and lamp clock. M/S of a pendulum discovered by Galileo in 1592. Various shots of pendulum clockwork mechanisms. M/S of Japanese clock where dial movement is vertical. L/S of Berne timepiece with figures moving around. M/S of a tiny watch in a coin. M/S profile of pendulum.

    M/S of traffic on a busy road, this goes to a freeze frame with the words 'Time is movement' and 'Movement is time' on the screen. M/S slow motion of chauffeur (?) walking along street. L/S speeded up footage of buses and cars whizzing by.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:36:00 / 01:49:17:00
    PT 333

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