• Short Summary

    An Argentine engineer descended from the top of a thirty storey office building in Buenos Aires on December 26 to prove that his device for evacuating people quickly and safely in the event of fire was effective.

  • Description

    1.
    GV & SV One hundred kilogram bag testing lift as reporters looks on. (2 SHOTS)
    0.11

    2.
    SV Inventor Nestor Rodolfo Fontan explaining how device works. (Spanish SOT). (2 SHOTS)
    0.27

    3.
    GV & SV Inventor at top of building. (2 SHOTS)
    0.34

    4.
    SVs Inventor going over side of building as crowd below applauds. (4 SHOTS)
    1.17




    Initials MLE/JRS/





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: An Argentine engineer descended from the top of a thirty storey office building in Buenos Aires on December 26 to prove that his device for evacuating people quickly and safely in the event of fire was effective. But first of all, he tested it with a one hundred kilogram bag. Mr. Nestor Rodolfo Fontan has invented a mono-rail device that consists of a rack which extends from the roof of the building to the ground. The rail is attached to the outside wall of the building; by using the force of gravity and an automatic brake attached to the rail, escapees are guaranteed a quick and safe ride. The device can evacuate 1,200 people per hour descending the outside of a building at the rate of one metre per second. The best thing about it is that it is portable and can be used from any floor or indeed the roof of any building.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9FE1M37UAPSS372OXIC5V8761
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FE1M37UAPSS372OXIC5V8761
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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