• Short Summary

    Sir Kingsley Wood, the Postmaster General, opens new telephone exchange in London.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. 4 Exchanges in one! The Postmaster-General, Sir Kingsley Wood, inaugurates 'Mayfair' Building, housing 'Regent', 'Mayfair' - 'Langham' & 'Grosvenor' - Britain's largest & most up-to-date."

    London.

    A gentleman stands and hands over a souvenir to Sir Kingsley Wood, Postmaster General. He stands to make speech.

    Wood calls to a workman who has been working on the project to cut the wire that will set the telephone exchange in motion. As he cuts the wire a telephone bell starts to ring. Sir Kingsley shakes hands with the technician.

    Wood walks along the banks of the telephone exchanges where the female operators are working connecting calls. He chats to one of the operators.

    Good shot down a row of telephone operators - no VIPs in the way. One of the operators can be heard connecting a call to 'Holborn 123'.

    (Music only sound track - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    687.17
    Media URN:
    5231
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:20:00 / 01:21:38:00
    Canister:
    32/90

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