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  • Description

    Story about high speed communication cables which span the Atlantic.

    A "siphon recorder" is featured. C/U of the machinery which includes a wire leaving a trace on paper which spools through. The zig zag line is transcribed by expert operators on typewriters. Shot of man typing with other men looking over his shoulder. C/U of his hands as he types. C/U of the tape. As the man types, the tape is pulled through a machine and ends up in a big pile on the floor. Weird.

    Interesting example of men doing clerical style work - man typing.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    14575
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    842.21
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:13:00 / 01:45:17:00
    Canister:
    EP 039
    Sort Number:
    EP 039
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    Categories
    Science & Technology Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    no comment Typewriters
  • Stills

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

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