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  • Description

    Item title reads - A mechanical datas - pressing a button for information.

    London.

    M/S as Sir Frederick Wall, representing the football association, makes a speech about the new machine called the "Informator" which answers questions at the push of a button. Various shots of the big square machine covered in rows of numbered buttons like very early form of computer. It is to be used by tourists to answer their questions about venues in London. Sir Frederick presses a button and paper falls out of the bottom. M/S as cricketer Jack Hobbs presses a button, he is followed by W.W. Wakefield M.P. representing rugby. M/S of the three men chatting.

    Cataloguer's Note: the commentary is missing from this item but there is natural sound.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    12145
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    849.18
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:52:00 / 01:42:06:00
    Canister:
    35/102
    Sort Number:
    35/102
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    Computers cyfres 1 Pre-1945 technology Sir Jack Hobbs Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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