• Short Summary

    THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY, WHICH OPERATES THE SUBWAYS HAS BOUGHT A HALF-MILLION DOLLAR VACUUM CLEANER OF WHEELS THAT IT CLAIMS IS THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD.

  • Description

    THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY, WHICH OPERATES THE SUBWAYS HAS BOUGHT A HALF-MILLION DOLLAR VACUUM CLEANER OF WHEELS THAT IT CLAIMS IS THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD. IN FACT, IT SAYS, THERE IS NO DEVICE LIKE IT ANYWHERE ELSE, EXCEPT IN STOCKHOLM.

    THE VACUUM CLEANER CAR - MIDDLE ONE IN A TRAIN OF THREE FIRST BLOWS A JET OF AIR ONTO THE ROADBED TO STIR UP THE DEBRIS - THEN THE VACUUM SUCKS IT UP. PREVIOUSLY MEN WITH BROOMS OR WITH STICKS WITH NAILS ON THE END DID THE JOB. NOT ONLY WILL THE SUBWAYS NOW BE CLEANER, THEY WILL BE SAFER. REMOVAL OF DEBRIS WILL ELIMINATE THE HAZARD OF FIRES.

    THERE ARE 440 MILES OF SUBWAY TRACK AND IT WILL TAKE THE NEW VACUUM SIX MONTHS TO COMPLETE ITS FIRST SWEEPING OF THE TRACKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8UBGMKCVXPADR3YI3PK92OBQC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UBGMKCVXPADR3YI3PK92OBQC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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