• Short Summary

    A new machine - the 'thousand ton drag-line excavator' - is launched by MP Alfred Robens and is shown digging up earth at 54 tonnes a time from a coal field near Newcastle.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: "Monster" to aid opencast coal production

    ENGLAND: Nr Newcastle:
    Shot of one thousand tonne drag-line excavator which will work on open-cast coal production
    Alfred Robens MP (Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Fuel and Power) launches excavator SOT
    Robens pulls rope and excavator starts work dragging up earth at 54 tons with each grip
    High angle shot from top of excavator of the machine dragging up coal
    More of thousand tonne drag-line excavator digging up earth on coal field

    Industries, Trades and Crafts; Mining
    Background: A new machine - the 'thousand ton drag-line excavator' - is launched by MP Alfred Robens and is shown digging up earth at 54 tonnes a time from a coal field near Newcastle.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1IFDJODEOJ97RHU1HXUG3OM2Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA1IFDJODEOJ97RHU1HXUG3OM2Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1949
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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