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  • Description

    Title reads: "You too can break safes!"

    London.

    Fred Ballard, inventor of new electric welding transformer (Balarc 175), fitting the kit together. C/U Mr. Ballard plugging leads into transformers. C/U lead being plugged in and a hand turning a dial. C/U welding rod being fitted. Mr. Ballard starts to cut into a door of a safe with welding torch. Various C/Us safe door being cut.

    Mr. Ballard finishes cutting the door. C/U safe door, a hand comes forward and opens it revealing a safe full of toys. The toys are to be donated to a children's hospital. Mr. Ballard takes a large box from a safe, nurse Janet Payne and 12 year old Christine Tickle walk forward. C/U Mr. Ballard handing toy in box to Christine who kisses him on the cheek. Mr. Ballard hands a bouquet to Nurse Payne. C/U bunch of officials watching. Mr. Ballard takes more toys from safe and hands them to nurse.

    Note: brochures and press releases about the invention are on file.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    52869
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1701.20
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:17:00 / 01:28:10:00
    Canister:
    59/94
    Sort Number:
    59/094
  • Stills

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

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