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    A small boat is made from a new material - fibre glass at a factory in Surrey. M/S Man (Mr George Woods) handling glass wool substance. C/U Hands sorting over glass wool. M/S Man walks away from pile and picks up can and starts pouring into bowl. C/U Man pouring. C/U Thick sticky substance going into bowl. M/S Man puts down bowl and walks off. M/S Putting bowl of liquid down by side of 'mat' of glass wool applying liquid with paint brush. M/S Man putting piece of wood into 'weight testing machine'.

    C/U Man releasing weight. C/U Weight hitting wood, hands extracting pieces. C/U Man putting 'glass' wood into position. C/U Finger releasing weight trigger. C/U Weight hitting and bouncing off. M/S Man taking out 'glass' wood and bending it to show flexibility. C/U Wood and 'glass' wood together showing ordinary wood much thicker. M/S. Two men opening vault and taking out glass boat. M/S Another angle of two men opening vaults and taking out glass boat, and turning boat up on end.

    M/S Man checking texture of surface. C/U Showing transparency of boat ribs showing through. M/S Hand showing through boat. M/S Man (Mr George Hall) walking down to river with boat on his back. M/S Another angle, man walking down to river, he stops and turns round before taking boat off back. C/U. Harness being slipped. M/S Man lowering boat to ground and shoving into water. M/S Man takes off harness and puts it in boat. M/S Man picks up outboard motor and gets into boat, starts to fix outboard to stern of boat. CU Hand pulling starting cord after winding. C/U Swan watching proceedings. M/S Man goes away down river.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:11:00 / 01:37:32:00
    NP 385
    Sort Number:
    NP 385
  • Appears in...

    Science & Technology Trade & Industry
  • Stills

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

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