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    Item title reads - Autos are big news.


    L/S of the Wolsely Voiturette car standing outside the R.A.C. (Royal Automobile Club) Offices in London. M/S of the driver Mr St. John. C. Nixon walking up to the front of the car, he stands beside a young lady in a 1900 period dress. C/U headlamp on Wolsely. C/U two R.A.C. patrolmen pointing. C/U notice on the front of car reading "Automobile club thousand miles trial 40, diamond jubilee 1960". M/S Mr Nixon walking to the bonnet of the car and lifting it. C/U of the engine showing the single cylinder, he closes the bonnet. M/S of the car. M/S of two patrolmen on their motorcycles, they will accompany Mr Nixon part of the way. L/S official starting the trial by dropping the flag. The car moves slowly forward. Camera pans to Mr Nixon with Mr Arthur Ayscough of B.M.C. seated beside him. M/S as he drives the Wolsely away and past the camera.

    Item title reads - 'Basingstoke' (Hampshire). Various shots of the space maker truck coming toward camera, it goes into a series of turns and straightens up. Various shots of the truck running its forked lifting gear under a van. The fork raises and begins to lift the car off the ground. M/S of the car about a third of the way up the arm, it retracts into the body of the truck. Camera pans up as the car is being lifted to the top of the truck's lifting arm.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:02:00 / 01:10:20:00
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    Hampshire voiturette
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    All the references in text and rage to "Wolsely" should read Wolseley.

    "truck running its forked lifting gear under a van" - it's an Austin A35.

    The current shots list fails to recognise that we see two different fork-lift vehicles. The first is a Lansing Bagnall Rapide 2000kg machine. I don't know what the second one is.

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