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  • Short Summary

    A ship is launched in Scotland with full Indian ceremony.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "According To Eastern Custom New Indian Steamer "Jalaveer" - anointed, garlanded and then launched - with a coconut."

    Glasgow, Scotland

    C/U of an Indian couple, with the lady in traditional dress and the man in a Homberg style hat. They pose for the camera. The man carries a garland. They are surrounded by others including young shipyard workers, and others. C/U of man performing the launch ceremony anointing the ship's hull, using a paintbrush, throwing salt and finally cracking a coconut against it. He is assisted by the lady. The ship slides down the slipway into he water. M/S of shipyard workers cheering and waving hats.

    Note: VHS Sleeve title indicates 'According to Custom'

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    702.02
    Media URN:
    33417
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:42:00 / 01:02:57:00
    Canister:
    G 1441

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