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  • Description

    Title reads: "New propeller varies pitch".

    Charlton, London.

    Panning shot Port of London docks with cargo ships loading and unloading. L/S of tug berthing a cargo ship. C/U of foam being churned up by tug's propeller. L/S of tug berthing cargo ship.

    Interior. L/S of factory floor; men are working on new type of ship's propeller with variable pitch. C/U model the new propeller with the blades' pitch being varied. Side shot, showing the blades moving in the two directions. M/S of the technician operating the model. Top shot and side shot, looking down on the model as it revolves, with the blades altering their pitch. The variable pitch means vessels can be thrown into reverse more quickly.

    Extreme C/U of finger pointing to diagram of the new prop. More shots of propeller on factory floor being demonstrated. C/U of gauge on machine. More shots of propeller.

    Note: according to newspaper article on file factory is the Stone Marine Engineering Company.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    52996
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1705.10
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:02:00 / 01:12:04:00
    Canister:
    59/100
    Sort Number:
    59/100
  • Stills

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

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