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    Innovative new invention - a ship powered by two rotating funnels.

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    Berlin, Germany.

    Title: "Wind Driven but without Sails. 'The Rotor Ship' - invented by Dr. Flettner - which is expected to revolutionise shipping in near future".

    Intertitle: "Power obtained by revolving these 50 ft. towers in the wind is transferred to machinery that works the propeller".

    Low angled shot of a very large funnel, tilt down to the deck of the vessel to show the length of the funnel. L/S of the ship in harbour - the rest of the vessel in dwarfed by the two enormous funnels (towers) - they look like factory chimneys! Dr. Flettner's name is painted on the side of the ship. L/S of the ship at sea - the funnels appear to be rotating in the wind causing the ship to move along at quite a speed.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:53:25:00 / 01:54:46:00
    G 1139

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  1. Unknown user says

    Pictured here is the rotor-operated ship "Buckau", the invention of German physicist Dr. Anton Flettner.

    Further footage of the ship can be seen in clip 374.19.

    Lots more information on the vessel can be found here.........

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