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    "Ever since Icarus tried his hand at flying, Adam has tried (and died) to evolve the one-man-power flying machine. Here's one idea -"

    Short shot of an old fashioned flying machine with wings that flap backwards and forwards. "Whether it ever flew we know not, but here is another bird machine - rather more promising looking" Dark shot of a large flying machine silhouetted against an evening sky. It looks like a strange bird. M/S of two men on a beach showing how another strange flying contraption works. Strings are pulled to move the wings. C/U of a man pulling the strings.

    "Now or never!" Dark shot of plane being pulled along the beach. The wings are moved but it doesn't take off. In fact it crashes into the sand without getting airborne.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 656.

    2 safety prints exist - check for best quality.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1933
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    17749
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    986.18
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:44:00 / 01:36:38:00
    Canister:
    EP 275
    Sort Number:
    EP 275
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    Categories
    Travel & Exploration
    WorkSpaces
    Samsonite: additional material Religion & myth manpowered plane Science & Technology Early Flying Machines
  • Stills

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

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