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Modern Telephone

Modern Telephone (1959)

Short film about invention of answering machine - watch it to see how huge they were in the 50's.

Electronic Teddy Bear

Electronic Teddy Bear (1955)

Air is pumped into a Teddy bear to simulate slow breathing - calms and cures insomnia in children!?

After The War

After The War (1941)

Entertaining fantasy item showing how things might be after the war has ended.

"Thanks For The Buggy Ride" New Style (1933)

Novel way to get about town - in an ostrich drawn buggy.

Bohemian Dancers

Bohemian Dancers (1960)

Bizarre teenage craze of dressing in odd clothes to go jiving at Tollington Park Dance Club, London.

General Election Night

Crowds gather to hear results in Trafalgar Square, New Cabinet visits the Palace.

Motor Grand Prix

Motor Grand Prix (1913)

Boillot wins the French motor grand prix in a Peugeot.

The Test Match  AKA England V Australia At Lords

The Test Match AKA England V Australia At Lords (1905)

Coverage of a turn of the century cricket match from Lords.

Firing Squad At Work

Firing Squad At Work

A prisoner is executed by firing squad.

Sunshade Styles For Daughters

Sunshade Styles For Daughters (1924)

Novelty sunshades are presented to the camera - one is in the shape of a flower, another a cat.

Niagara Claims Another Victim

Niagara Claims Another Victim (1951)

William 'Red' Hill is killed trying to ride the falls in a rubber barrel.

Wire Walker Has High Tea

Wire Walker Has High Tea (1948)

Harry Daves eats, drinks, cleans and takes a nap on rope spread between two mountain peaks.

London - Sidney Street Siege

London - Sidney Street Siege (1911)

Footage showing events around the siege of Sidney Street in 1911. Compelling stuff!

Negro Stars For Britain

Negro Stars For Britain (1950)

Basketball match featuring the Harlem Globetrotters before they tour Britain.

George Formby In France

George Formby In France (1940)

The singer and comedian entertains British troops in France.

Scuttled! By Order Of Hitler

Scuttled! By Order Of Hitler (1940)

The scuttling of the German liner "Columbus' and the warship "Graf Spee".

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 19

Cinetopicalities In Brief No. 19 (1938)

Czech schoolgirls dance wearing gas masks, an ancient tradition in Austria and a plague of grasshoppers in Mexico.

The Starling Menace

The Starling Menace (1954)

Bodmin in Cornwall suffers from a plague of starlings - millions wreck bamboo plantation.

Cookie Dolls AKA Film Star Dolls

Cookie Dolls AKA Film Star Dolls (1961)

An item about a housewife with an unusual hobby - making dolls of famous personalities.

Beautiful Brown Babies AKA American Zoo Babies

Beautiful Brown Babies AKA American Zoo Babies (1941)

Various babies are seen at Brooksville zoo - African rhino, hippopotamus and wallaby. America.

Male Fashions In Cologne

Male Fashions In Cologne (1964)

Modern male fashions on show at gathering of European designers in Cologne.

Changing The Face Of Things

Changing The Face Of Things (1932)

Very weird item about strange realistic masks.

Dance Of The Simpleton

Dance Of The Simpleton

Weird dancing style is demonstrated - the unnamed woman is dancing to a Chopin waltz.

U.S. Navy Demonstrates Flying Platform

U.S. Navy Demonstrates Flying Platform (1955)

U.S. Navy reveals closest thing yet to flying saucer - quirky!

This Eve Always Gets Her Man

This Eve Always Gets Her Man (1933)

Thirteen year old girl demonstrates how to use a pistol, United States of America.

Hanging About !

Hanging About ! (1932)

Footage of stuntman who hangs by rope attached to airship. Los Angeles.

Why Not A Woman 'dior'?

Why Not A Woman 'dior'? (1958)

Fashion designers debate whether men or women are better at creating outfits.

A Little Of The Little Ones

A Little Of The Little Ones

A midget is compared to a giant.

The Prize Pet

The Prize Pet (1931)

Mr Buck has a baby elephant for a pet - he doesn't seem to treat it very kindly.

Kamikaze Suicide Bomber

Kamikaze Suicide Bomber (1945)

Japanese suicide bombers at training and in action against American warship in Pacific.

Amphibious Water Scooter

Amphibious Water Scooter (1965)

Quirky item showing a man in a bowler hat testing a water scooter on the Thames by Parliament.

Baby Bear

Baby Bear (1969)

A cute baby bear cub makes her first appearance at London Zoo.