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    Brake Testing, Kenilworth in London.

    L/S Car backing off ramp after having brakes tested. M/S Sign reading "Your brakes tested free and a certificate issued while you wait". M/S Garage attendant opening car door as lady driver gets out. Attendant gets in car to drive onto testing ramp. C/U Car driving onto ramp. M/S Garage hands fixing car to ramp. M/S Switch being pressed on. Camera following garage attendant as he bends down by car to look at dial, attached to machine. C/U Camera pans from wheels of car on ramp to dial meter which is registering.

    M/S Car against rollers. Camera pans from car wheel to dial meter and then back again to wheel showing rollers measuring resistance to brakes. M/S Camera pans from meter to garage attendant taking notes of meter registrations. Camera following car as it leaves ramp. Woman driver goes up to car. M/S Old crock going down road. M/S Garage attendant giving woman driver a certificate. She then gets into her car. L/S Old crock driving up into garage. M/S Garage attendant hailing in old crock onto driving ramp. M/S Old crock going up ramp. C/U Attendant tightening chains. C/U Old crock on ramp. C/U Driver applying brake. C/U Dial registering zero.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:34:00 / 01:39:04:00
    NP 506
    Sort Number:
    NP 506
  • Appears in...

    Science & Technology Trade & Industry
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Car backing off ramp" - that's a Triumph TR2, (Reg. No. ORW 600).

    " Garage attendant opening car door" - the car is an Austin A70 Hereford.

    "Old crock driving up into garage" - this is a Renault 10/14hp Type AM Fixed Head Coupe, (Reg. No. AC 2453). This vehicle is still in existence as of 2013.

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