• Short Summary

    In their efforts to provide a faster delivery service to Johannesburg's retain chemists, South African Druggists Ltd have inaugurated a fleet of 'mobile warehouses' connected to a control centre by radio-telephone.

  • Description

    In their efforts to provide a faster delivery service to Johannesburg's retain chemists, South African Druggists Ltd have inaugurated a fleet of 'mobile warehouses' connected to a control centre by radio-telephone.

    Stocked with all the drugs likely to be asked for, the van is attended by an 'escort' of motor-scooters. Patrolling a specified sector of the city, the qualified pharmacist in the 'mobile warehouse' receives a call for supplies. The necessary drugs are handed to the delivery man who roars off on his motor-scooter, and in a matter of minutes the chemist is restocked.

    Beginning as a development in a "war" between two rival drug supply companies, the 'Red-Van' express delivery service is providing a boon to chemists and patients alike.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2FHWJU6F2VO96FN77QP9SVODG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2FHWJU6F2VO96FN77QP9SVODG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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