• Short Summary

    For more than 100 years the German firm of Carl Metz has specialised in the production of fire-fighting equipment and fire engines.

  • Description

    For more than 100 years the German firm of Carl Metz has specialised in the production of fire-fighting equipment and fire engines. Their latest enterprise, in keeping with modern requirements, is a mobile, extension fire escape with an elevation of more than 200-feet.

    Power by the motor of the basic truck, the extending framework is intended rather as the means to support a 'bosun's chair' than as a ladder, as such.

    Demonstrated here, at the Karlsruhe factory, the giant Metz turntable ladder quickly unfolds alongside a towering chimney, operated with ease-yet meticulous control-by a small crew.

    To ensure the complete safety of the device, simple yet comprehensive instruments record details of height, angle,etc., at all stages of the operation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF1MMRO0VQ7GN44C03QHCT4NPZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAF1MMRO0VQ7GN44C03QHCT4NPZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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