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  • Description

    Titles read: "An Overall Overhaul! - or the private life of a London 'Bus."

    Chiswick, London.

    Opening shot shows general view of traffic in a busy London street (The Strand?). We then see a London bus being dismantled and given its annual overhaul. The complete process is shown, with the engine being cleaned and serviced, upholstery being pummelled, the body of the bus being painted, welding of different parts, etc. Good engineering shots. Then the whole bus is put back together. Bus is shown tilted at an angle, possible because the top load is on the bus but the bottom isn't.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    38354
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1100.08
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:23:00 / 01:13:24:00
    Canister:
    PT 203
    Sort Number:
    PT 203
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    1930s London Buses 1920s-1930s cars on the road Buses
  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "a London bus being dismantled" - it's an AEC Renown.

  2. jamied says

    "Bus is shown tilted at an angle" - this is a different bus to earlier, though it's another AEC Renown.

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