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    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    In California, United States of America, we see candidate for US Senator, Sheldon Downey, sitting at a desk and reading a letter. Commentator talks of his new pension scheme, known as 'Ham and Eggs' that nearly a million Californians have signed up for. Various shots of petitions for the scheme being passed around a table; exterior of the Retirement Life Payments building; women working in a typing pool; leaflets being printed and stacked; women sorting through a pile of mail and cash at a table. C/U of the pension payment cheques.

    In Germany (?) we see women modelling hooded, woolly sheepskin (?) coats. One undoes a zip down the back of her hood, turning it into a collar for her coat.

    Somewhere in England (?) we several shots of Lockheed aeroplanes flying through the air. Demonstrations in a workshop show a man pulling a lever to make the wheels of the undercarriage pull up and tuck into the underside of the plane. Another lever lowers the bomb rack and a third adjusts the wing flaps under the plane to assist in landing and taking off. L/S of the 'Ensign' plane, Britain's largest airliner which is equipped with this gear, coming in to land in an airfield.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    40660
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1180.03
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:58:00 / 01:05:27:00
    Canister:
    PT 450
    Sort Number:
    PT 450
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    CM clips Fashion 1930s Mail Being Sorted
  • Stills

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

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