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  • Description

    Full title reads: "France. Wonders will never cease! Here's the 'hovering airship', piloted by its inventor, Mr. Oelmichen, it can rise and descend vertically at any speed."

    Paris, France.

    Shots of strange flying craft trying to take off. It looks like a cross between an airship and a helicopter.

    The dirigible craft takes off and rises into the air.

    It comes back down to earth. A few people are there watching the test flight.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1931
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    12691
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    867.04
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:30:00 / 01:06:44:00
    Canister:
    31/74
    Sort Number:
    31/074
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    Dirigible Vehicles
  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Despite the title card, "Oelmichen" should read Oehmichen, (Etienne Oelmichen).

    The aircraft is called the Helicostat.......

    http://ffffound.com/image/0f8aee7062f4f0b
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  2. jamied says

    CORRECTION: Full name should read Etienne Oehmichen.

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