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    Long film showing all the ins and outs of how a car works.

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    c 1935

    The negative of "The Romance of the Motorcar" is titled "The Motorcar and its Mechanism." This record details differences between the pos and neg reels for what is essentially the same film. Check against other records.

    Reel 3. Sparking process described. C/Us of sparking plugs. Tool used to loosen plug then screwed out by hand. C/U of spark plug. Parts are screwed together. Extreme C/Us of top of spark plug. Animated diagram used to show sparking process. C/U of the battery. C/U of the instrument board which is turned to show wiring at the back. Zoom in to location of the coil. Animation shows intervals between sparks. Battery of six cells compared with 8,000 cells. Faraday. Theory of induction - animation. Secondary wire illustrated. Secondary wire placed inside. Three types of soft iron cores are illustrated. Mechanical breaker and contact breaker are illustrated. Cam. Breaker arm and spring - animation. Condenser explained and illustrated. Drawing of the battery, spark plugs, condenser etc. Distributor cap. Drawing of condenser etc. Animation of sparking order. C/U of sparking in practice. Coil C/U and drawing.

    Parts of the coil are indicated. Distributor cap highlighted. C/U. Lid off to show movement. Cross section of the distributor cap. Various parts are indicated. Gears meshing. Diagram of the distributor with various parts labelled. Distributor body is rotated.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:20:22:00 / 01:32:47:00

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