Greenwich Clock 1953

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    Greenwich, London.

    Various shots show a man in a white coat winding up the Time Ball at Greenwich Observatory. Shots outside the Observatory show the Time Ball slowly rising up a mast with a weather cock on the top.

    C/U of machinery that causes the Time Ball to drops at 1 o'clock. L/S of the Ball dropping down the mast.

    Note: small news cutting and publicity notes on file.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    43497
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1313.15
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:51:00 / 01:29:41:00
    Canister:
    NP 438
    Sort Number:
    NP 438
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