Bottled Lightning 1928

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    No title. Story about giant electrical transformers. Picture quality is very poor.

    M/S of a man at work suspended by a chain tapping the end of a piece of machinery (presumably a transformer). Dissolve into a high angle of the electricity plant. Good dolly shot moving across the roof of the plant looking down. C/U of hand holding a piece of equipment. This shot is badly decomposed and may be removed and junked.

    "In our highly insulated big friend, 60 miles of wire transform 6,600 volts input into a peak pressure of 1,500,00 volts! (Which almost reproduces the effects of lightning on insulators, etc.)" M/S of two men walking beside huge machinery. "And when the peak is reached, with an ear-splitting roar 1,500,000 volts jump the 10-foot spark gap...and any other point to earth." C/U of the insulator with large sparks crackling between the top and bottom. Various shots of sparks being produced. Electricity. End of story is decomposing.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 524.

    Safety print only.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1928
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    15137
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    890.06
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:11:00 / 01:12:33:00
    Canister:
    EP 130
    Sort Number:
    EP 130
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