Clutchless, Gearless Car 1920

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    Item title (missing) - Will it revolutionise motoring? First gearless, clutchless, frictionless, magnetically driven car arrives here from America. Location unknown.

    L/S as a normal car drives up a steep street. M/S of the new car halfway up the hill, it is moving at walking pace on its own and people are strolling beside it. M/S's as it makes its way further up the hill, a man alongside turns the steering wheel a bit now and then. M/S as it slowly mounts the pavement.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    21903
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    218.13
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:47:00 / 01:24:32:00
    Canister:
    G 692
    Sort Number:
    G 0692
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