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    Titles read: "PEEPS THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE WORLD".

    Various locations of events.

    Charles Flourens sits beside an open air pool and blows up a contraption called a hydrosphere. It's an inflatable ball with a paddle on each end. Charles gets into the water and swims along, turning the paddles on the hydrosphere as he goes. Commentator says he invented the device and became an aspirant for Channel honours. (Location of events unknown - somewhere in Britain?)

    We next see various shots of Mr Munro, the lightning street sculptor, at work. As a crowd of children look on, Munro stands in the street and throws a piece of clay at a board. He works fast to sculpt a face from the clay. He changes the features around to make another face (looks a bit like Disraeli). He quickly smoothes out the features and creates yet another face. (Location is probably somewhere in Britain again.)

    In Austria we see various shots of Professor Teschner, the famous Austrian Marionette designer, manipulating the rods of some of his puppets. Puppets in historical costume are seen, plus a kind of Chinese dog catching a ball thrown by another puppet.

    In Kew Gardens, London, we see an enormous flagpole made from a Douglas Fir. It stands at 215 feet and was presented by the Government of British Columbia.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    51986
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1634.10
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:30:00 / 01:20:21:00
    Canister:
    PSP 862
    Sort Number:
    PSP 862
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Science & Technology
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Note that in September 1934 Flourens crossed the English Channel using his hydrosphere.

    "Professor Teschner" is Richard Teschner.

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