Floral Clock 1956

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    Bromley, Kent.

    M/S of an elderly man in squatting position working in his garden. M/S of the man walking through the garden carrying basket. M/S of an impressive floral clock. A Swiss watchmaker Mr René Marchand, has made the only private floral clock in England - the only chiming floral clock in England.

    C/U shot of the floral clock. Numbers of the clock are made of flowers, its middle is green, neat grass and white hands (made of plastic or, possibly tin) show the time. The watch makes "...resonant sound effects every fifteen minutes during the day - Mr Marchand turns it off at night to avoid disturbing neighbours. M/S of Mr Marchand removing a loudspeaker and putting it into a cubicle beneath the clock before he leaves.

    M/S of Mr Marchand going around the house, passing a nice looking red car. M/S of Mr Marchand operating a transmitter. C/U shot of a little sound making mechanism (sounds like little bells). C/U shot of Mr Marchand's face as he enjoys the sound.

    M/S of the floral clock with the sound of bells in the background.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    2064
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    55.35
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:29:00 / 01:51:02:00
    Canister:
    CP 101
    Sort Number:
    CP 101
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