• Short Summary

    Construction work continues on the massive American airship - Macom or Macon.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Ohio, USA. A giant of the Skies. Finishing touches on Uncle Sam's super airship the mighty 'Macom'."

    Ohio, United States of America.

    Views of the 'Macom', a large airship in a hanger. Some of the superstructure of the airship has yet to be covered and the skeleton of the structure is visible.

    C/U of the nose of the airship.

    Voiceover tells us that this is the sister ship to the 'Akron' and that is is 785 ft in length.

    Views inside the unfinished airship.

    The top fin of the ship is raised into position using winches. Shots of men pulling on ropes to raise the fin.

    N.B. Looking closely at the side of the airship the name appears to read "Macon" so that may be correct.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    689.08
    Media URN:
    5268
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:22:00 / 01:11:20:00
    Canister:
    32/104

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