"The World's Switchboard" 1933

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. 'The World's Switchboard' Lord Mayor opens International Telephone Exchange - one of the wonders of the World and an all-British triumph! World's 32 million telephone subscribers can now speak to each other, with exception of Albania, China and Japan."

    London.

    Post Master General Sir Kingsley Wood MP makes speech greeting the Lord Mayor of London to Faraday Building, the home of the new International Exchange. He explains the wonders of the new exchange.

    The Lord Mayor makes a speech about the importance of personal contact in smooth the wheels of industry. He turns the switch to start the exchange working. He makes a call to the new exchange (sound not good on this section).

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    6151
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    705.22
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:42:00 / 01:42:56:00
    Canister:
    33/37
    Sort Number:
    33/037
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology Religion & Politics Trade & Industry
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
If you are a media professional and have seen some footage or stills you wish to include in your production, please contact us.
laurelhardy
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope
On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Titanic
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
laurelhardy
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
dancingqueen