Post Office Training School, Dollis Hill, London.
C/U of a machine which has been named "Galloping Gus" by telephone engineers. It is a machine which simulates the mistreatment of telephones. The part of an old fashioned stick telephone that would normally be held to the ear is repeatedly banged...
John Laurie and his colleagues carry out tests on telephones to check their clarity. London.
Documentary about Parsons - designer of turbines and generators - good shots of work and science.
New machinery and technology in use on modern railways around Britain.
Various newsreel stories and unedited material about power stations and electricity.
Short film about invention of answering machine - watch it to see how huge they were in the 50's.
News in a Nutshell - a new auto gyro, the launch of the talking clock, President Roosevelt on his yacht, a ship launch, and American Olympic team leaving for Berlin.
Jack Hylton and his Band broadcast from an aeroplane in flight to the Post Office Exhibition in the Strand.
New inventions of the Post Office Research Department: letter sorting machine and speech synthesiser.
Post office sorting machine 'ELSIE' in action at Borough, London.
New emergency doctor-on-call service operates with the help of two-way radio in Fulham, London.
Robb Wilton entertains as a bumbling solicitor who can't remember any of his clients or cases.
Tests are carried out in a soundproof room at Post Office Engineering Research Station.
The Post Office demonstrates how telegrams are sent and how mail is collected by train.
Great footage of the Post Office's 'Mail Tube', stretching from Whitechapel to Paddington.
Trainees at a Bristol post office school see how telephone kiosks and overhead cables are erected.
A pastiche of scenes from Metropolis - Sammy and Sausage perform some experiments.
Race horse owned by boy, Haile Selassie, HMS Warspite in dock, children learn road safety.
Boys having fun at 'Operation Lunar' at the Schoolboys' Exhibition, Olympia.
Business executives learn Method Acting techniques at a training school in Knightsbridge, London.
Postmaster General Sir Kingsley Wood shows off a new system for telephones.
Out takes (rushes, cuts) for stories featured in CP 556
A woman perfects her swimming strokes in a living room using a specially designed frame.
PART 2. Documentary covering changes in women's lives and status between l890 and 1930.
Great documentary about the food production company Erin Foods. c. 1965