• Short Summary

    An item about a second hand aeroplane sale at Oxford Airport.

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    Oxford, Oxfordshire.

    High angle M/S of a second hand car lot. High angle L/S of the car lot. M/S of a row of parked cars, a black jaguar in the foreground has the price £925 painted on the windscreen. Very brief C/U of a windscreen with the price £775 written on it, as well as bright signs claiming 'Low Mileage', Exceptional Condition', 'H.P. Terms' and 'Part Exchange'. M/S of three old bangers. Very brief C/U of the price £155 on a windscreen. M/S of the front of an old Rolls Royce priced at £895. C/U of the windscreen with the price £47.10 and the words 'bargain - in really excellent condition'. M/S of another old banger. C/U of the price on the old banger's windscreen - £37.10.

    M/S of a row of cars, a salesman is polishing a pale blue car in the foreground. C/U of the salesman's hand polishing the bonnet with a shammy leather. C/U of a hand polishing the side of a Piper Apache aeroplane - the story has moved to a sale for second-hand aircraft. M/S of a man polishing a small blue plane parked under rows of bunting. L/S of people admiring a row of small aeroplanes parked next to a run way. L/S of a fleet small aircraft parked next to the runway. C/U of a salesman lifting a panel to show the engine of a red monoplane, a Piper PA 18A, to an interested couple. C/U of the salesman talking to the couple, panning shot to the engine. C/U of the woman leaning through the open cockpit window to touch the upholstery. Low angle M/S of a man in a boiler suit opening the door to an Italian amphibious aircraft owned by the Marchesa Carina Negrone. C/U of the Marchesa climbing out of the plane. L/S, looking under the wing of another plane, of the amphibious plane. M/S of a plane with the word 'Eagle' written on the side, panning shot to planes in the distance.

    C/U of a salesman climbing into an open cockpit of a 'Chipmunk', to sit behind a rich "business executive" who is interested in buying. The businessman fastens a flying helmet under his chin and the salesman closes the glass hatch of the cockpit. M/S of a bright yellow plane. C/U of turbo jet air intake.

    Various aerial shots of the 'Chipmunk' in flight over fields - "a demonstration flight allows every potential customer to get the feel of the plane". Aerial shots of Oxford Airport and "all the second hand aircraft currently offered for sale in the United Kingdom". Aerial shot of the chipmunk. Point of view aerial shot of lanes and trees. Aerial shot of the 'Chipmunk' banking. Aerial shot of the 'Chipmunk' going in to land.

    M/S of two men admiring an aircraft with a three blade propeller. M/S of a red 'Tigermoth'. Panning shot of the 'Chipmunk' landing on the runway. M/S of a salesman guiding the 'Chipmunk' back to its parking spot. C/U of the salesman signalling with his arm. C/U of the propeller as it stops spinning. M/S of the businessman climbing out of the 'Chipmunk' and chatting to the salesman. L/S of a 'Piper Cub' taking off. C/U of the businessman leaning on the 'Chipmunk's wing to sign a cheque. Tilt up to the business man exchanging the cheque with the salesman for the plane's log book, before turning to smile at the camera - "Who knows? ... in the not-too distant future this sort of deal might become as everyday an affair as second hand car sales".

    Loss of picture between 01:52:06 and 01:52:23 - 25 ft of black spacing has been added to mute neg. to retain sync. There are some messy cuts at the start of the story where shots are missing and film sparkle throughout.

    This issue has been transferred twice - also found on tape PM0109.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:48:00 / 01:54:53:00
    CP 231

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The car seen at 00:05, Reg. No. UFD 120, is a Jaguar Mark VIII.

    At 00:40, the location becomes Oxford Airport.

    "looking under the wing of another plane" - that's a Piaggio P.166, Reg. No. I-PIAK.

    "M/S of a bright yellow plane" - that's a Druine D.31 Turbulent, Reg. No. G-APLZ.

    "Various aerial shots of the 'Chipmunk'" - It's a de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk, Reg. No. G-AOJS.

    Note that between the 00:28 and 00:35 timepoints the clip is in sound only, vision is just a white screen.

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