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A MILLION YEARS AGO

A Million Years Ago (1933)

Life size animated models which include a prehistoric elephant are...

NEW SOUTH AMERICAN TRACKING STATION OPENED

New South American Tracking Station Opened (1969)

New tracking station at Balcarce, South America.

CLOCK-WORKS

Clock-Works (1932)

Preserved clocks and mechanical figures are seen in Switzerland.

JUST A CLOCK

Just A Clock (1933)

A clock tower at Messina in Italy with life-size golden figures strikes the hour.

AUTO MANNEQUINS

Auto Mannequins (1950)

Lifelike plastic mannequins rotate on the spot to show off the dresses. London.

MECHANICAL SEAGULL

Mechanical Seagull (1952)

Footage of mechanical seagull being demonstrated by inventor William Howard,...

THE GREAT CLOCK OF BERNE

The Great Clock Of Berne (1932)

Moving figures on the ornate clock tower of Berne including Old Father...

ANTIQUE MUSIC BOXES

Antique Music Boxes (1960)

Samuel Sunley's collection of antique music boxes at Park West, London.

EMETT'S TRACTOR

Emett's Tractor (1960)

Rowland Emett's bizarre automaton of tractor and farmers at Norwich Agricultural...

SPARE PART ART

Spare Part Art (1963)

Weird and wonderful artworks by Bruce Lacey are made from found objects.

TOY TIME!

Toy Time! (1933)

Children look at some funny and scary toys.

CAUGHT BY THE CAMERA NO. 68

Caught By The Camera No. 68 (1936)

Good Caught by the Camera items about a beautiful ornate mechanical...

MODEL OF CORONATION PROCESSION

Model Of Coronation Procession (1937)

Model of coronation procession, Westminster Abbey and Houses of...

KIDS IN HOSPITAL aka BABIES - HOSPITAL - TOYS

Kids In Hospital AKA Babies - Hospital - Toys (1944)

Mr Dobbs entertains children with his...

MUSICAL ANTIQUES

Musical Antiques (1950)

Footage of antique collection of musical boxes. London.

MECHANICAL MANNEQUINS

Mechanical Mannequins (1951)

Footage of moving mannequins at Weybridge-on-Thames, Surrey.

MECHANICAL TOYS

Mechanical Toys (1952)

Various old mechanical toys are repaired and shown at Kensington, London.

WINDOW DISPLAY

Window Display (1952)

Good footage of window displays being made in workshop in London.

THE CLOCK THAT THINKS!

The Clock That Thinks! (1938)

Inventor Ledewyek Zimmer adjusts some of the many dials on his huge...

CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF NO. 103

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 103 (1940)

A mechanical shop staffed by dolls, ducks in Sweden and...

NON STOP TRACTOR!

Non Stop Tractor! (1940)

Illinois farmer Frank Andrew shows how his automatic tractor helps with work on...

TOY MUSEUM

Toy Museum (1960)

A look at some interesting toys of the past at The Toy Museum in Rottingdean, East...

CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF NO. 124

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 124 (1940)

Children look at mechanical toys and cadets in training at...

DOLLS aka DOLL EXHIBITION

Dolls AKA Doll Exhibition (1954)

Charity exhibition of dolls through the ages at Park Lane in London.

POWER SLAVE aka SLAVE AUTOMATION or RADIO ACTIVE POWER MANIPULATOR or ROBOT HAND...

Power Slave AKA Slave Automation Or Radio Active Power Manipulator Or Robot Hand... (1958)

In...

EGG AUTOMATION

Egg Automation (1960)

A new 'Egg-O-Matic' vending machine in action at a farm near Chichester, West...

DISNEYLAND

Disneyland (1968)

A filmic tour of Disneyland.

CAUGHT BY THE CAMERA NO. 71

Caught By The Camera No. 71 (1936)

On Caught by the Camera this week - date harvest in Tunis, latest...