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    Birmingham, West Midlands.

    Various shots of puncture-proof tyres being tested on a suburban road (probably testing area at Fort Dunlop). A Humber Hawk car with the special tubeless pneumatic car tyres drives over nails. The pressure is tested before and after and has the same reading for each - 26 lbs.

    Two men work on tyre sections on benches. One of the men picks up his demonstration tyre section so we see the valve inside. He hammers a nail into the tyre; it goes right through the rubber. A man hammers a nail into the offside front tyre on the Humber Hawk. The car is driven around in circles with the nails in the tyre.

    Notes and correspondence on file.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    44148
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1337.18
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:06:00 / 01:28:49:00
    Canister:
    NP 466
    Sort Number:
    NP 466
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    Categories
    Science & Technology Trade & Industry
  • Stills

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

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