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  • Description

    Post Office (GPO) machine that makes planting telegraph poles much easier, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire.

    M/S large green lorry pulling over on grass verge. It has a large mechanical crane device on top and telegraph poles. Various shots of two men in yellow hard hats operating machinery on back of lorry. M/S of man pulling lever to lower telegraph pole from lorry. M/S of man hammering in nails into side of pole.

    C/U and M/S of large drill or boring device being lowered. C/U of lever being pulled by workman to operate drill. Several C/U's of pole planter making large hole in the ground. The drill is then lifted out. C/U of man's hand pushing lever. Various shots of men operating crane like machinery to put the pole into hole.

    M/S's of man using shovel to throw soil back in hole while the other worker uses an hydraulic tamper to pack the soil down.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3852
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    333.06
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:00:00 / 01:20:13:00
    Canister:
    CP 556
    Sort Number:
    CP 556
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    Other interesting stuff GPO Telephones Street Furniture
  • Stills

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