Behind The Switch! 1938

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Titles read: "BEHIND THE SWITCH! A Study of New York."

New York, United States of America.

L/S of the exterior of a power station. Inside we see men working on huge machinery, pipes and generators. Various shots of men sitting before huge counsel boards, answering phones and flicking...

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Data

Cataloguer:
Sarah
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
40181
Sort Number:
PT 408
Time in/Out:
01:42:28:00 / 01:43:40:00
Canister:
PT 408
Film ID:
1162.21
Issue Date:
17/01/1938

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