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  • Description

    Full title reads: "Inventors' dreams!"

    France and California, United States of America (USA).

    Quirky inventions - home-made boat powered by hand pump and aquatic car.

    Various shots of funny shaped boat on shoreline of beach. A man climbs up a ladder leaning on the boat, we see him open a hatch. C/U of hand pointing to row of rivets holding together boat - looks like Frankenstein vessel made from bits of other boats. Low angled shot of rotating searchlight on mast of ship. M/S of man pumping lever. C/U of propeller being rotated by movement of lever. L/S of boat on shore.

    M/S of man getting into car - he climbs in through a hatch, like a submarine. M/S of car - fins over each wheel move up and down. C/U of tail fin or rudder moving. C/U of driver behind wheel, looking through thick windscreen (looks like porthole). M/S of car driving into pond. C/U of car driving beneath water. M/S of car's periscope / air pipe moving along surface of water. C/U of hatch opening.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:33:00 / 01:51:39:00
    PT 337
    Sort Number:
    PT 337
  • Appears in...

    Wacky Inventions
  • Stills

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

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