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  • Short Summary

    Mechanical road cleaners and ploughs could make horse drawn vehicles a thing of the past.

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    Item title reads - The horse ...... a thing of the past soon? Government and many municipal authorities at demonstration of wonderful mechanical road cleaners. London.

    M/S as the mechanical cleaner drives down the street, various shots as people stand at the side of the road and watch as it comes through. M/S as one turns the corner and sprays water out of the side as it goes, M/S as another sprays water out of each side in big torrents.

    Intertitle - '... and at the Stadium, one man is ploughing as much in as many hours - as in old style - it took days!'

    M/S of the plough, it starts to churn the ground as the man pushes it along. M/S as it passes the camera ploughing up the earth from various angles.

    M/S as people watch with interest as a road cleaner passes, various shots as it cleans in the gutters, a man stands at the side. M/S of the cleaners all in a row at the side of the road as men stand by them. Various shots as the cleaners drive along the streets. Various shots of the cleaners. C/U of the plough, it fades to another shot of it from the side. Various shots of the plough in action, the man stops and walks away. C/U of one of the blades, various shots of the man ploughing.

    Note: the cuts run from 01:41:05 to the end of the item. A yellow tinted version exists.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:05:00 / 01:45:01:00
    G 1240

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