• Short Summary

    Helping to ease Cologne's parking problem is an automatic parking lift based on the invention of the fair-ground "Big Wheel."
    This rotating lift, operated by a big City store for customers, houses 20 cars between the hug and the rim of the "Wheel."
    Parking by this method is quick.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Parking lift.
    0.09

    2.
    PAN SHOT..Ditto.
    0.17

    3.
    SV Car down ramp with 'P' for parking sign.
    0.20

    4.
    SV Woman drives into parking ramp.
    0.32

    5.
    SV Woman out of car and locks door.
    0.45

    6.
    CU Woman receives receipt for car.
    0.50

    7.
    SCU AND CU..Attendant turns key to operate lift.
    0.56

    8.
    CU Revolving wheels on lift.
    1.06

    9.
    SV Moving lift.
    1.15

    10.
    ANGLE V.PAN..Cars rise on left, cars descend on right.
    1.26

    11.
    LV Another car on ramp, rises by lift.
    1.41

    12.
    CU Revolving wheels.
    1.45

    13.
    TOP V..Cars descend.
    1.52

    14.
    LV PAN..Woman returns to collect car, attendant turns key, lowers lift.
    2.06

    15.
    SV. Car descends onto ramp, safety gate raised, woman walks to car, enters.
    2.25

    16.
    BACK V. Woman drives off ramp.
    2.33



    Initials JRG/S/AW/PB


    EDITORS: 1613/59 - "New Parking Device for Cars", Switzerland.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Helping to ease Cologne's parking problem is an automatic parking lift based on the invention of the fair-ground "Big Wheel."
    This rotating lift, operated by a big City store for customers, houses 20 cars between the hug and the rim of the "Wheel."
    Parking by this method is quick. Shoppers drive the car up a ramp and into one segment of the "Wheel."
    Having locked the car doors, the driver receives a receipt and a lift attendant sets the "Wheel" in rotation by a key. The key is one of 20 - one key for each appropriate segment.

    On return, the shopper presents the receipt and the attendant turns the key to descend the car to the ramp.

    The "Big Wheel" is easy to erect on small sites. This big store also operates a five-storey parking building for 300 cars.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACSLVZ04ICMICXLNE2UB6O5B2V
    Media URN:
    VLVACSLVZ04ICMICXLNE2UB6O5B2V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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