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  • Short Summary

    Shots of an American airship in 1924.

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    US Navy airship (possibly the Macon) slowly flying. Small group of spectators sit on some bleachers. MS 2 men at controls with big window in front of them. Next; aerial shot close to the airship; showing motors hanging down and also a hanging seat like an enclosed ski-lift; a man is climbing up from this & into the main body of the blimp. Shot looking through front window where pilots sit. MS looking down; with some parts of airship - cables; etc. in foreground water & islands / coastline below.

    Interior shot main part of airship with a man approaching; hurrying along on a narrow beam between rows of tanks & adjusts valves for each pair of tanks. Then another interior shot: the worker is walking away on another beam through a long triangular shaped space between webbed metal supports. Another man approaches and they lean apart; hanging onto the supports; to get around each other.

    Aerial shot from another craft showing entire airship in flight. Another shot with the lift seat and motors in foreground; & bridge over river below. Shot as if through binoculars of US Capitol Building with airship flying over (visible but dim in hazy sky). Man climbing out of hole on top of the blimp; another man also on top of it in background. Aerial looking down while flying over gardens etc. Shot looking up at airship from ground level.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:35:00 / 01:41:15:00
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