• Short Summary

    A recent visit to a Swiss forest...and a novel way for forestry guards to scale?

  • Description

    A recent visit to a Swiss forest...and a novel way for forestry guards to scale a tree very speedily but with complete safety. Equipment - attached to the climber's feet - consists of "pedals" add steel "adjustable hoops".

    The sprung hoops, encircling the tree, hold the climber in position and the pedals give a firm grip on the tree-trunk.

    As the foot is raised, the spring round the tree assists the forestry guard to raise h is leg upwards. With this device he "cycles" up the tree-trunk at great speed.

    This original Swiss idea is a great aid to the forest guards in their task of cutting off branches to control the growth of the trees.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8QDO9W2KHNYCUKKCRQWBJ7W54
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QDO9W2KHNYCUKKCRQWBJ7W54
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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