Many A Year Ago. Part of the FROM AD TO BBC issue.
Archive film (very scratched) from 1893 shows the fire brigade of New York rushing to the scene of a fire on horse-drawn fire engines. People stand on the street watching them go by and trams / streetcars have stopped to see the spectacle....
Jokes written in intertitles - in retrospect not very funny!
Nice story about Barn Owls with dubbed sound.
Early French comedy film - horse drawn chase scenes create havoc in the streets.
Two clowns on stage wearing large gloves, performing a comic boxing act.
Early French comedy film - The Runaway Cyclist.
Early film - Chasing The Moth. Two men create havoc trying to catch a moth in a room.
Early comedy film - The Village Fire. A volunteer fire brigade find they aren't up to the job.
Quirky item showing a man pushing pea, bending nails and lifting another man with one hand.