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  • Short Summary

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

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    Reel 7. The theory of the plate clutch is described via an animated diagram. Technique of "slipping the clutch" is described. C/U of clutch mechanics. C/U of the flywheel and cork disc. C/U of wheel being turned by hand. Springs are placed into holes into a breather plate. Two parts of the clutch mechanism are fixed together. Withdrawal fork is added to the clutch. C/U of a foot depressing clutch pedal. C/U of the clutch mechanism in situ. Drawing of all the various parts of the clutch. Gearbox is described. Theory of the lever is described via a graphic animation. Quote from Archimedes: "A lever is a rigid rod." Gears are illustrated by animations. Reverse gear is also explained. C/Us of engine showing gearbox. Cross section showing action of gears. Hand shown holding gear stick connected to the gear box. C/U of section of gearbox showing how the gear stick moves. Top shot of the gear stick knob. The different gears are described intercut with C/Us of foot depressing the clutch and hand moving the gear stick. C/U of wheel turning. Top shot of the gear stick being moved for reverse gear. (The gear stick has a special small lever which is depressed before the gear stick is moved.)

    Note: see record for neg - shots in different order.

    c 1935

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:00:04:00 / 01:10:58:00

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