• Short Summary

    A new parachute is tested on a dummy in America.

  • Description

    Titles read: "A LONG DROP! The tale of a Parachute."

    New Jersey, United States of America.

    Various shots show a 200 lb dummy carrying 150 extra pounds of iron being fitted with a parachute in a field. The exercise is to test a new parachute. An airship hoists the dummy into the sky then it is released at 800 feet.

    The parachute opens but then the straps break and the dummy falls to the ground with a crash. The watching men gather around. C/U of the broken strap. The 150 lb weight is eased out of the ground.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1628.15
    Media URN:
    51896
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:41:00 / 01:25:26:00
    Canister:
    PSP 839

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