Centenary festival dinner of London Association of Engineers at Connaught Rooms, Holborn, plus illustrations of inventions seen at Science Museum, South Kensington.
GTV. LV. Dinner in progress in the Grand Hall of Connaught Rooms. (first 7 feet for super-imposed title). SV. The Rt.Hon. Earl de la Warr, Postmaster General. SV. Sir Frederick Handley Page. SV. Lt.Gen. Sir Ronald Morce-Weeks. SV. John Paget, Esq. of Messrs. D. Napier & Son. SV. Major-Gen. K. C. Appleyard, President Institute of Production Engineers.
LV. Interior, Science Museum showing the 1829 Rocket built by Stephenson. LV.CU. Boulton & Watts Beam Engine 1797. SV. Treadle lathe of the 18th. Century. CU. Pan along treadle lathe. LV. Early printing presses, including the Stanhope Press of the early 19th. century. CU. Stanhope Press. SV of the liner ship 'Queen Mary'. MV John Cobb driving car to land speed record. Bristol Brabazon aeroplane taxiing along runway. Aerial view of B.O.A.C. comet jet in flight. (BOAC British Overseas Airways Corporation)
LV. Interior, engineers dinner. SV. man at table. LV. Chairman Emile L.M. van Gelder, President of the Association rises to speak amid applause. CU. Van Gelder speaking. NATURAL SOUND: 'For nearly all the great developments of this age of ours have come from this small island, and with a magnanimous hand we have given them to others to help develop for the benefit of mankind at large.' LV. President sits down amid applause.
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