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    A Triumph Herald demonstrates a gearless car in operation.

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    Glasgow, Scotland.

    Documentation on file including piece entitled 'A motor car without clutch or gear box - hydrostatic transmission system installed by the National Engineering Laboratory'.

    CU. model of the National Engineering Laboratory, quiet pump, which is the basic unit of the gearless transmission system. CU. diagram of car chassis with various points being indicated. MS. a Triumph Herald which has been fitted with the transmission system on the operation of one pedal can be driven at varying speeds stopped and reversed, merely by movement of the foot lever (gearless). The car is shown coming to a stop, reversing, moving forward and reversing again with complete ease. At 80 the driver stops gets out and walks round front of car and lifts bonnet. CU. showing normal conventional motor engine in a Triumph Herald. VS. inside car of the axial pump assembly and pressure gauge which are driven by the car engine. Also on the driver showing foot pedals control pedal and normal brake pedal. The foot is on control pedal, tilts forward to increase speed midship position stops car, heel down is reversing. MS. man gets out of Triumph Herald walks round and opens boot. CU. boot opening and showing the two drive motor in position in boot. VS car being manoeuvred, three point turns etc.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:13:00 / 01:35:18:00
    UN 3616 D

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