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    Chelsea, London.

    L/S of a nice garden with a blue remote controlled 'robot' cutting the grass around. Word "Webb" is written on the little machine. M/S of a woman sitting on a bench with large command board in her hands. Machine passes the woman. C/U shot of woman's face. She smiles. Cut back to M/S of her sitting on the bench while machine is working. High angle tilting shot from the woman's hair to the command board in her hands. She presses one of the buttons and the robot turns swiftly. She presses another button and this time flowers on her left hand side get watered. C/U shot of a 'popup sprinkler'. It jumps out and starts sprinkling once the button is pressed.

    L/S of a greenhouse from the outside. M/S of a man entering the greenhouse. He presses one of the switches on a large command board and one of the two neon lights is on. C/U shot of the man's hand playing with the switches on command board. "Various automatic controls govern the temperature, humidity and the intensity of the sunshine entering the greenhouse." M/S of a bunch of flowers in the greenhouse. The light on top of the flowers is on. M/S of the man leaving the large command board approaching a little greenhouse in the middle of the big one. He opens the glass roof. High angle shot of the fragile young plants not yet ready to face the world outside. There are wires inside the soil which keep their roots warm at all times. M/S of the man putting the glass back on the miniature greenhouse.

    Humidity is controlled by measuring the humidity of a ceramic block sitting on a 'soap dish' connected to some wires again. When it gets too dry, water starts splashing from the sprinklers across the greenhouse. When the sun is too strong, thermostat initiates cooling mechanism - green coloured water starts running down the roof cooling it down and lowering the temperature in the greenhouse. Nice soothing shot of the water running down the roof.

    Note: Combined print for this story is missing.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:49:54:00 / 01:52:29:00
    CP 236
    Sort Number:
    CP 236
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    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Science & Technology
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