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  • Description

    Title reads: "Copter: do it yourself".

    Sydney, Australia.

    Various shots of man getting into his home-made helicopter. Travelling shot behind the helicopter as it is towed along by a car: its rotor blades revolving but it doesn't leave the ground. Travel shots alongside the helicopter.

    Queensland.

    M/S of farmer, John Emerson with his D.I.Y. helicopter. C/U of words -"Emmerson Copter" - painted on the helicopter's rudder. Emmerson climbs into the control seat. Travel shot from car towing Emmerson's helicopter: we see the flying machine lifts off the ground. Various shots the Emmerson helicopter in flight.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1959
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    52876
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1701.27
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:02:00 / 01:35:53:00
    Canister:
    59/95
    Sort Number:
    59/095
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  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Note that rather than saying "Emerson Copter" on the rudder it says "Emmerson Copter". In turn, that'll mean that "John Emerson" should read John Emmerson. (4 more spellings of "Emerson" need changing thereafter).

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for the corrections.

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