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  • Description

    Wembley, London.

    M/S of a corner of an acoustic chamber "attached to a leading electrical company". C/U panning shot of the bizarre fibreglass spikes on the walls that deaden any excess sounds. M/S of a man walking into the chamber and taking a seat in front of a loudspeaker, another man is fiddling with equipment in the background. C/U of the other man adjusting a microphone over the head of the seated man. M/S of the seated man writing on a clipboard, the other man leaves the chamber shutting the door behind him.

    M/S of the other man switching on a reel to reel tape recorder outside the chamber. C/U of the tape recorder. M/S of the man inside the chamber slowly swivelling his chair, listening to the different sounds coming through the loudspeaker which he notes on his clipboard. The purpose of this experiment is to discover the range of noise the loudspeaker can produce - "the noise of the jet is ideal, as it contains sound normally outside the scope of the human ear". M/S of another man outside the chamber turning knobs on a piece of equipment. C/U of a meter on the equipment. M/S, zooming in, of the loudspeaker inside the chamber. Low angle shot of the man inside putting on headphones. C/U of the man in his headphones. M/S of the man taking off his headphones. The man is played the sound of a creaking gate - "although this firm does not specialise in domestic noises, it does find them useful to test their equipment". C/U of the tape recorder. C/U of the loudspeaker. C/U of the man.

    C/U of the dial on the meter moving. C/U of a machine printing out graph paper. C/U of the man. Low angle M/S of the man inside the chamber writing.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    2666
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    175.08
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:58:00 / 01:27:56:00
    Canister:
    CP 368
    Sort Number:
    CP 368
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    Categories
    Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Acoustic Chamber Harrow Observer Science labs Science Week 2012 dissertation Andrew Recordable Cassette Tapes Reverb Recordable Cassette Tape Reverb Record Players Tape Machines
  • Stills

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

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