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    Location of events unknown.

    M/S inventor Edwin Solomon dipping plates into his machine, then taking them out and putting them on the side. M/S Professor A.M. Low in his garden, he hangs a small packet of DDT on a tree and lights the fuse with a match before walking away. M/S as it smoulders and then makes small explosion, this is designed to get rid of insects.

    M/S Edwin still washing plates, it shows the jets of water in the machine cleaning the crockery and swilling it off. C/U of Professor Low cutting grass with his invention which is a cross between a rake and a scythe. He picks up rake and starts to undo screw before taking out razor blades. C/U of Edwin washing plates and a milk bottle. Interior M/S of Professor Low with cigarette in his mouth, he lights it and puts lighter into his pocket. M/S as he presses a button on a model tank which fires out cigarettes.

    M/S Edwin washing a glass jug. M/S as Low takes off his spectacles and replaces them with very small unbreakable ones which are in springy frames. He is also smoking a cigarette with non-drop ash, it has asbestos thread running through it. M/S as he takes it from his mouth and holds it up. M/S's as Edwin takes a saucepan from the table and holds it to the buffer on the side of his washing machine.

    Note: I'm glad the asbestos cigarettes didn't take off - JH.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:17:00 / 01:28:03:00
    NP 325
    Sort Number:
    NP 325
  • Appears in...

    Science & Technology Trade & Industry
    wdegouw DDT
  • Stills

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

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