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  • Short Summary

    Series of stories - canoeists, silly invention, model of Houses of Parliament, miniature traction engine etc.

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    Magazine film made for television - these stories are probably found elsewhere in library in full.

    Various shots of canoeists on a fast flowing river. Good shots of canoeist turning his canoe and manoeuvring between buoys. One canoeist capsizes. This may be a competition or training session. Women look through binoculars on the banks of the river. Canoeists have numbers. C/U of competitors climbing out of their boats and over a large tree branch then back into their boats (a kind of obstacle course). C/U of spectators. C/U of a man having difficulty climbing over the branch - he falls in.

    C/U of a woman at a service station holding up a water spray. She sprays a woman's motorcycle goggles, these are special glasses which have windscreen wipers attached. We see the glasses in operation. C/Us of the woman spraying the water and of the woman in the goggles.

    Panning shot of the Houses of Parliament. L/S of the Parliament from another viewpoint. Wooden carving of the interior of Parliament seen in C/U. Various parts of the model are shown. A hand picks something up from inside the model to show the scale. C/Us of various details of the model. C/U of two men looking at a blueprint of the Houses of Parliament. The blueprint is laid down revealing a workshop where men work on carved wooden benches and screens for parliament. C/U panning shot of the intricate carvings. C/U of man concentrating on his work. C/Us of the carvings. Men assemble wooden frameworks. C/Us of men at work on the carvings. C/U of their tools.

    Man fiddles around with a miniature traction engine. C/U of him placing small pieces of wood inside the furnace for the engine. He lights a match. Man uses a foot pump to pump air through the engine - steam emerges from the funnel. The engine is attached to the front bumper of a car by a rope. Group of boys stand nearby watching. The miniature traction engine pulls the car along.

    C/U of piece of metal being heated in the flames from a heap of coal. C/U of worker's face. Molten metal being poured into moulds. A piece of metal is then inserted into the mould. The piece of moulded metal is placed in a vice and then the stem is bent. Various shots of the instruments being made - bugles. Shiny bugles lined up on display.

    Low angle of a rotary washing line. Man stands in his garden winding up his Hills Hoist type washing line. C/U of the man smoking a pipe and winding the handle which raises his washing line. Woman walking towards the camera carrying a washing basket. The husband and wife work together hanging out their washing. C/U of the woman. All the washing pegged, the woman walks away and the husband winds the hoist up higher.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:04:00 / 01:08:16:00

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