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ECHO CHAMBER

Echo Chamber (1952)

Footage of sound recordists demonstrating how sound recordings are played back....

ECHO FREE ROOM

Echo Free Room (1952)

Scientists test the latest radio speaker in an echo free chamber, London.

CAN YOU BELIEVE YOUR EARS?

Can You Believe Your Ears? (1934)

A little quiz asks us to guess what different sounds are, played...

CAN YOU BELIEVE YOUR EARS ? NO 4

Can You Believe Your Ears ? No 4 (1934)

Guessing game quiz which involves everyday sounds being...

CAN YOU BELIEVE YOUR EARS?

Can You Believe Your Ears? (1934)

A quiz asks us to guess what different sounds are, played over...

CAN YOU BELIEVE YOUR EARS NO. 2

Can You Believe Your Ears No. 2 (1937)

Mystery noises are played against a black screen - the source...

THE EMOTION MACHINE

The Emotion Machine (1938)

A man is wired up to a machine to test his emotional reactions.

JAPANESE GOING

Japanese Going (1939)

Japanese gong which holds sound for ten minutes.

FALL OF A FEATHER

Fall Of A Feather (1949)

A giant amplifier exaggerates the sound of a falling feather millions of times...

CHELSEA FOOTBALL TEAM RECORD - shorter version

Chelsea Football Team Record - Shorter Version (1970)

Chelsea footballers go into the recording...

SOUND QUIZ

Sound Quiz (1953)

Eamonn Andrews introduces the Pictorial mystery sounds quiz.

SOUND TESTS IN FLATS

Sound Tests In Flats (1950)

Department of Scientific and Industrial Research test noise levels inside...

CAN YOU BELIEVE YOUR EARS ?

Can You Believe Your Ears ? (1934)

Guess the everyday sounds before the film of the action is shown.

GUESS THE SOUND

Guess The Sound (1937)

Quirky guessing game for audiences - noises are played without images and we have...

CAN YOU BELIEVE YOUR EARS?

Can You Believe Your Ears? (1935)

We are invited to guess sounds of everyday tasks that have been...

STRING TRICK

String Trick (1941)

A trick with a piece of string makes the sound of wind and thunder.

DEAF AND DUMB AID

Deaf And Dumb Aid (1942)

Good item showing a school for deaf and dumb children. Melbourne, Australia.

ORGAN issue title - ALL IN GOOD TIME

Organ Issue Title - All In Good Time (1943)

Good footage of how a cinema organ is made.

SHOOTING BY SOUND

Shooting By Sound (1950)

Footage of the men firing rifles with the aid of electrical sound to help...

VENICE PIGEONS

Venice Pigeons (1952)

Pigeons in Venice gather in the Piazza di San Marco where they are fed at 2pm each...

SOUND BARRIER

Sound Barrier (1953)

Scientists record sound of aeroplane engines through massive sound barrier wall at...

MUSICAL PILLOWS

Musical Pillows (1949)

Patients in hospital listen to radio through speakers kept under pillow.

FISH HEART BEATS

Fish Heart Beats (1953)

Footage of fish doctor Mr Rex Dutta helping to cure fish with electric...

SOUNDPROOF ROOM

Soundproof Room (1953)

Tests are carried out in a soundproof room at Post Office Engineering Research...

NUFFIELD TENDER

Nuffield Tender (1954)

A nuffield tender is used in research test to reduce noise in Morris cars, Oxford.

US NAVY ROCKET

Us Navy Rocket (1949)

American techs study Cosmic Rays with rockets.

A FEW SOUND EFFECTS aka VISUAL SOUND EFFECTS BY CHARLES GRAHAM

A Few Sound Effects AKA Visual Sound Effects By Charles Graham

Odd set of shots -...

TRAIN WRECK!

Train Wreck! (1932)

A train wreck is staged in an American Broadcasting Studio through the work of actors...

CAN YOU BELIEVE YOUR EARS?  NO. 5

Can You Believe Your Ears? No. 5 (1934)

Another edition of the quiz where we have to guess a sound...

MUSIC HATH CHARMS!

Music Hath Charms! (1936)

A look at how music affects different animals.

"Darting Dinghies!" (1940)

Men and women race dinghies around the Long Island Sound in New York.

NEW ATLANTIC AIRLINER - USA LNER

New Atlantic Airliner - USA Lner (1938)

A look at a new seaplane in America, the largest built up to...

LARGEST SEAPLANE TRIALS

Largest Seaplane Trials (1938)

The largest seaplane built up to this time takes a short trial flight.

'FLYING SAUCERS' ALL BALLOONY!

'flying Saucers' All Balloony! (1951)

US Navy claims that the flying saucers stories are all inspired...

THE FOUR ACES issue title is SO THIS IS LONDON

The Four Aces Issue Title Is So This Is London (1939)

Quartet of singers perform traditional song...

BILLY MAYERL AND GEORGE GEE issue title is HERE'S FUN

Billy Mayerl And George Gee Issue Title Is Here's Fun (1940)

Mayerl and Gee clown about & perform...

MONKEY TRICKS

Monkey Tricks (1948)

Footage of chimpanzee cycling through streets of London.

GEC CHILDREN'S PARTY

GEC Children's Party (1952)

Science exhibition for children at Wembley, London.

SOUND QUIZ

Sound Quiz (1953)

Eammon Andrews hosts an edition of Pictorial Sound Quiz.

TELEPHONE TESTS

Telephone Tests (1953)

John Laurie and his colleagues carry out tests on telephones to check their...

AIRBORNE MOTOR BOAT AIDS RESCUE

Airborne Motor Boat Aids Rescue (1948)

Lifeboat dropped onto water from B-29 aircraft to aid in sea...

US NAVY GETS HYDROFOIL SHIP

Us Navy Gets Hydrofoil Ship "High Point" (1963)

American army's first hydrofoil ship (high speed...

NEW ZEALAND'S NEW INTER ISLAND FERRY

New Zealand's New Inter Island Ferry (1964)

New Zealand's new inter island ferry in a bay.

 SEA SERPENT - NYLON OIL TRANSPORTER

Sea Serpent - Nylon Oil Transporter (1961)

Boat pulling gigantic nylon bag - new method of...

LATEST SEA HELICOPTER

Latest Sea Helicopter (1954)

The US Navy shows off its newest helicopter with special submarine-hunting...

THE SOUND RIBBON

The Sound Ribbon (1934)

An early tape recording machine is demonstrated by recording a comic routine by...

IMMORTAL VOICES

Immortal Voices (1936)

A look at the history of the gramophone.

"Treating 'em Rough!" - Filmed At Dollis Hill (1932)

Good footage of engineers performing various...

VOICE GRAFTING

Voice Grafting (1932)

Good footage of HMV studios in 1932.

TAP TAP

Tap Tap (1942)

Item showing how tap dancing sounds are made, also features Rudy Starita and Daphne Day.