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  • Description

    Full title reads: "Earls Court. Commercial Motor Show".

    Earls Court, London.

    SV New Austin Taxi drawing up outside Earls Court and the passenger gets out. GV Taxi standing outside Earls Court entrance. SV Passenger paying the cab driver. SV Cab driver switches on 'For Hire' sign and prepares to drive off.

    GV Interior panning shot looking down on the many exhibits inside Earls Court. LV An AEC bus which has been built for export to Teheran. CU Air suspension system working which is fitted on the AEC chassis of Buses. LV Elevated shot men pushing the chassis up and down, this chassis is of London's route-master buses.

    SV Jensen elevator truck raising its carrying compartment from ground level. LV Carrying compartment still rising.

    LV Truck in the show. CU Interior of the cab of the Guy 'Invincible' truck, driver operating heating control. CU Driver plugging in electric razor. CU Driver shaving. CU Driver operating radio in cab.

    Tracking shot from CU to LV of a man tightening huge wheel on the Atkinson 'Omega'. LV Omega with man climbing into driving cab. CU Rolls-Royce engine which cost £2,000 and is fitted in the Omega. LV Elevated shot looking down on the Atkinson 'Omega'.


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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:58:00 / 01:08:02:00
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  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Trade & Industry
    Transport Vans exhibition Consumerism - 1950s
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "New Austin Taxi" - it's an Austin FX4.

    "Truck in the show." - the vehicle is a Thames Trader.

    "Driver operating radio in cab" - it's an EKCO radio.

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