The Garage Ray 1924

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    London.

    Title: "The GARAGE RAY. Mr. Appleton of Wembley says 'it's so simple' ... just touch the button and wireless does the rest!"

    The wireless motor car.

    M/S of a modern house, the front gates and garage doors magically open as a car comes up the drive way, the doors then automatically close as the car enters the garage.

    Intertitle: "How it's done".

    C/U of a hand pressing a switch on the dashboard of the car. C/U of wires and mechanisms inside the dash board. C/U of the doors opening using pulleys and ropes attached to the ceiling of the garage.

    M/S, taken from inside the garage, of the doors opening and the car driving in. C/U of a man's hand flipping the switch on the dashboard. M/S, taken from the front garden, of the cars coming through the gates.

    More shots of the internal dashboard mechanism. M/S of Mr. Appleton standing beside his parked car outside a garage, he reaches into the car and operates the switch; the doors open.

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    Cataloguer:
    Amelia
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    23835
    Sort Number:
    G 1095
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:34:00 / 01:37:04:00
    Canister:
    G 1096
    Film ID:
    344.23
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1924
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