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    Titles read: "Will it come to this? Just as ocean liners carry lifeboats for use in extremity, will the air-liners of tomorrow carry this kind of automatic life saver?"

    United States of America.

    M/S of some men standing around a biplane; one of them shows us a new lifesaving contraption for use in emergencies on planes. It involves a chair swinging out of the back door of the plane; as the chair is released from a metal arm, it activates a parachute and the person sails down to earth.

    We then see the invention being demonstrated - in mid-air! Several men come out of the back door of the plane in flight and drift down to the ground; two are seen coming out in slow motion. One man's chair gets stuck for a moment, but eventually he is released.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    37443
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1074.08
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:32:00 / 01:15:48:00
    Canister:
    PT 165
    Sort Number:
    PT 165
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    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Technology
  • Stills

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