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    No title. Three men stand beside a large model aeroplane. M/S of the men as they manoeuvre the wings presumably getting it ready for take off. "Its 1 H.P. steam engine could drive it nearly a mile." C/U of the engine. L/S of the propellor being turned. "Bit different from today's monsters... but they've had to grow." Low angle of the front of a full size plane. It is an Imperial Airways plane with the words "City of Glasgow" on the side. The plane is being prepared for flight. Panning shot on the ground shows a group of photographers standing on the runway waiting for the plane to take off. "And dealing with ideas, a brain wave evolved the rotary snow plough, as distinct from the old straight "pusher." Various shots of a large snow plough. "Some Inventor realised that snow could be more easily "eaten" piecemeal, instead of pushing it aside." M/S of the snow plough moving away from the camera. M/S of the snow plough seen from the front.

    "Refinements mark our progress... a new kind of fork helps this motor cycle to steer over rough ground." C/U of the front of a motorbike. The front wheel is turned left and right to demonstrate the new type of fork. L/S of the bike being ridden across rough terrain. Moving shot of the bike being driven along a road, the driver swerves from side to side. "Another Inventor emulates the bicycle built for two." C/U of the a large motorcycle. The rider has to stretch forward to grab the throttle. L/S to show that two girls are riding the motorbike. (Shot damaged by decomposition). "And probably the motor cycle will eventually end as a car on two wheels, if progress continues." Moving shot of the girls astride the bike. They wear nice cloche hats and wrap around coats. They are flashing off their legs! Reverse shot of them travelling away from the camera.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 554.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:00:00 / 01:22:08:00
    EP 133
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    EP 133
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    Travel & Exploration Science & Technology Trade & Industry
    Atomized - Civil Aviation / Imperial Airways invention - aircraft FRY - travel Imperial Airways
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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