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    Full title reads: "Chicago.'Fire' ... at its fullest appalling grandeur! Great blaze utterly destroys 6 storey Granary containing 1,350,000 bushels of wheat - with almost incredible ferocity and speed."

    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America (USA).

    Shots of appalling fire in warehouse building. Hoses play water onto the blaze. Parts of the building collapse. Various shots of the blaze. The building is on the river front - we see a boat pass by in the foreground.

    Intertitle reads: "... this French inventor claims success for his novel powder extinguisher ... it would have wanted a lot of powder for that fire though!"

    France.

    An inventor demonstrates his new fire extinguisher by spraying powder onto burning barrels and putting them out. A crowd of people have gathered to watch.

    Shot of a burning cabinet. CU of spray nozzle of extinguisher. The fire in the cabinet is put out.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    5346
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    693.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:28:00 / 01:13:00:00
    Canister:
    33/2
    Sort Number:
    33/002
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology
  • Stills

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

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