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WALKING STICK LIGHT

Walking Stick Light (1937)

A small lamp is attached to a walking stick in order to see in the dark.

NEW ASPHALT MACHINE

New Asphalt Machine (1966)

A new asphalt machine is demonstrated in Arnham in Holland

WATCH THE WHITE LINE!

Watch The White Line! (1940)

A new machine paints the white lines down the middle of the road.

MODERN TRANSPORT

Modern Transport (1938)

A new concrete road in Italy has a central guiding section so the driver doesn't...

THE

The "Grate" Highway (1933)

A new Continental method of road building is seen, using steel grating and...

CRASH HELMETS

Crash Helmets (1953)

Crash helmets are tested at the Road Research Laboratory in Buckinghamshire.

THE HORSE A THING OF THE PAST SOON

The Horse A Thing Of The Past Soon (1925)

Mechanical road cleaners and ploughs could make horse...

NON SKID CAR aka NOW SKID CAR

Non Skid Car AKA Now Skid Car (1936)

Mr Shoffman tests his new non skid car in London.

MOTOR DEVICE

Motor Device (1936)

Mad motoring device to tell other drivers when you think it is safe to overtake.

ROUGHOMETER

Roughometer (1949)

A roughometer measures the irregularities in the road surface. Buckinghamshire.

TALKING ROAD SIGNALS

Talking Road Signals (1963)

Talking roadside electronic equipment talks to drivers through car radio.

EUROPEAN HIGHWAY NUMBER 3

European Highway Number 3 (1950-1959)

European Highway number 3 in Germany.

PONY AND DONKEY RACES

Pony And Donkey Races (1921)

Pony and donkey races attract the crowds at Finglas Road in Ireland.

SAFETY FIRST GIRL

Safety First Girl (1936)

A young woman attaches reflectors to her legs to be seen at night in dark...

TRAFFIC WARNING ON HORSE aka HORSE WITH REFLECTORS

Traffic Warning On Horse AKA Horse With Reflectors (1937)

A horse with traffic warning discs on...

HIGHWAY IN THE SKY

Highway In The Sky (1968)

Item showing Western Avenue bridge extension under construction. London.

MODEL ROADWAYS

Model Roadways (1949)

Model roadways representing the road network of the future.

MOSCOW RING ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Moscow Ring Road Under Construction (1960)

Item showing new highway under construction in Moscow,...

NEW PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR BUILDING WORKERS

New Protective Clothing For Building Workers (1968)

New protective clothing for builders shown in...

THE ROAD TESTER

The Road Tester (1931)

Man measures gradients of hills, road cambers, mileage, bridge heights etc.

FIRE RESISTING DEMONSTRATION LNER

Fire Resisting Demonstration Lner (1938)

Anti-flam paint is put on a hut and set alight to show its...

ALOFT OVER ALASKA!

Aloft Over Alaska! (1940)

Road engineers fly over Alaska in preparatory work for a new highway.

SCHOOLS IN THE NEWS

Schools In The News (1954)

Two new schools, one at Paddington and one at Kidbrooke, are made in...

TORTOISE AND BELISHA CROSSING

Tortoise And Belisha Crossing (1936)

A Belisha Beacon is built in a London garden for a tortoise to...

FREIGHT PLANE NEW GUINEA

Freight Plane New Guinea (1940)

A freight plane drops supplies in New Guinea.

AIR CRASH

Air Crash (1968)

Item showing wreckage from British aeroplane which crashed onto German autobahn.

SLIDING-DOOR CAR

Sliding-Door Car (1949)

Footage of of new sliding door car, London.

MELTING STEEL IN A PAPER BAG

Melting Steel In A Paper Bag (1949)

Scientist melt steel in a cellophane bag without melting the bag.

MIDGET RADIO

Midget Radio (1950)

A small auratone portable radio can be carried in the pocket and listened to...

ROAD RESEARCH

Road Research (1950)

Footage of experiments being carried out on road to improve road safety, Colnbrook.

CAR TESTS

Car Tests (1949)

Scientists test car to see how it holds up to cold weather and bumpy roads.

SAFETY HELMETS, OLD AND NEW

Safety Helmets, Old And New (1948-1954)

Romans chariot racing and men testing safety helmets at Road...

TRENCHANT MECHANICAL DIGGER - CUTTING A ROAD IN SOUTH AFRICA

Trenchant Mechanical Digger - Cutting A Road In South Africa (1914-1918)

A digging machine cuts a...

SAFETY LIGHTS

Safety Lights (1928)

Inventions are demonstrated - a torch in an umbrella and a walking stick with light...

NEW FRENCH ARTERIAL ROAD

New French Arterial Road (1938)

Men work on the construction of a new road between Paris and Brittany.

MR. FACING-BOTH-WAYS

Mr. Facing-Both-Ways (1930)

Crazy car which has two bonnets and drives forwards and backwards with two...

ORGANISING AN ORGAN

Organising An Organ (1933)

Processes involved in making cinema organs.

CAR CATCHER aka MOTOR DEVICE

Car Catcher AKA Motor Device (1939)

Safety device fitted to front of a car to scoop up pedestrians and...

HOUSE OF THE FUTURE aka STUDENTS DESIGN HOME OF THE FUTURE

House Of The Future AKA Students Design Home Of The Future (1968)

Art students at Ealing college...

INVENTORS' EXHIBITION

Inventors' Exhibition (1969)

Lots of new handy gadgets on show at the Inventors' Exhibition. London.

SNOW BLIZZARD

Snow Blizzard (1969)

Traffic on snowy country roads during icy conditions.

METAL DETECTORS

Metal Detectors (1948)

Metal detectors being used in civilian life - in timber yard and by road builders....

PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR

Protective Headgear (1953)

Safety helmets are made and tested at a factory in Wheathampstead.

CAR TESTS

Car Tests (1953)

Vehicles are tested for durability at testing centre in Lindley, Warwickshire.

CARAVAN TESTS

Caravan Tests (1954)

Caravan is tested by being driven over rough terrain.

BUS TILT TESTS

Bus Tilt Tests (1949)

Double-decker bus is tilted on side as part of safety test at London Transport...

PEEPS THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE WORLD  NO. 78

Peeps Through The Window Of The World No. 78 (1936)

Reflective jacket, portable grindstone and...

MOUNTAIN OF MENACE

Mountain Of Menace (1960)

Welsh people have to leave their condemned homes due to the movement of Graig...

 SNOW SCENES IN CORNWALL

Snow Scenes In Cornwall (1955)

Clearing roads blocked by snow drifts in Cornwall.

NEW RESURFACING MATERIAL FOR ROADS

New Resurfacing Material For Roads (1959)

New resurfacing material on roads of New York, America.