• 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.

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    this is worlds largest movable fire ladder build by Carl METZ at Karlsruhe, Germany and shown here to camera. The ladder is up to 200 feet and made for export to overseas for an English speaking country (probably England)



    long shot: car with ladder in operation, two shots



    MLS: several shots while operating in direction to a camin.



    Workers on their job to operate the ladder.



    experts looking to top ladder



    Some LS and MLS elevator in operation and being filled with to experts riding to top of the ladder, several shots



    Some CU showing installations like telephone to top and others in operation.



    footage closing with two overall shots showing car ladder etc. all those detailed background material will help to complete dope sheet.




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

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