The Reverend Sidney Swann is featured - he has invented new device for rowing boats.
"Just a few flaps - plus the action of the oarsmen - frees a boat from any water shipped - said the Rev. Sidney Swann" who is the inventor of a new device for rowing boats.
C/U of the bottom of a boat showing a special flap which aids oarsmen to remove water from the boat. The boat is moved quickly backwards and forwards to show how the water is removed. M/S of the men shaking the boat. L/S of a rowing team in action. Closer shot of the team. As they row we can see water coming out of the back of the boat. C/U of the inventor.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 471.
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