• Short Summary

    Chicago petrol station owner Isadore Portnoff - World War Two United States Navy veteran - has been entertaining Lake Michigan crowds with "Lady Be Good", his home-made submarine.

  • Description

    Chicago petrol station owner Isadore Portnoff - World War Two United States Navy veteran - has been entertaining Lake Michigan crowds with "Lady Be Good", his home-made submarine.

    Made from a 500-gallon fuel tank, the 13-foot long craft dives and surfaces with a one-man crew. Early trials were unsuccessful, but a combination of lead weights and compressed air eventually produced satisfactory performances.

    In Chicago's annual Venetian Night revels "Lady Be Good" held an honoured processional place as "Nautilus" - a name generally connected with Jules Verne's Captain Nemo, or the super-modern nuclear-powered submarine.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83EAMXLVXDQZZ2S4ALXF1YWA0
    Media URN:
    VLVA83EAMXLVXDQZZ2S4ALXF1YWA0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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