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    "The automatic help-yourself restaurant has arrived in London. Just put your money in the slot and Presto! You're off!" M/S of a woman walking towards a machine. C/U of her picking up a glass and placing it onto a pad which rinses it. She then places it under a nozzle. M/S of her getting some money out of her handbag. She places money in a slot and liquid is poured into the glass which she then drinks. C/U of another machine. She feeds money into a slot to obtain some "Herrings in Aspic" (yuc!) The contraption turns and the woman takes out her plate of food. Another machine is shown, choices are "Anchovy" or "Pressed Beef" - she chooses the latter. We then see the woman sitting at a counter eating her sandwich. She smiles at the camera.

    "Pay your money and take your choice! (What a blessing this would be at home!)" C/U of machine dispensing "Cods Roe" sandwiches for 6d. C/U of a "Fruit Salad & Cream" machine, an "Hors d'oeuvres" machine, anchovy, smoked salmon and caviare machines. C/U of a hand taking an open caviare sandwich out of a machine. C/U of "Potato Salad" machine rotating and plate being taken out. C/U of woman putting money into the slot of the "Fruit Salad & Cream" machine and the desert being dispensed. Brilliant! Fast food emporium!

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 521.

    Note: flash-frame intertitles.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:07:00 / 01:04:18:00
    EP 212
    Sort Number:
    EP 243
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    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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