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  • Short Summary

    Two men are lowered on ropes to clean the clock face of a high tower.

  • Description

    Full titles read: 'America's "Big Ben" - Agile beauty specialists give him his "annual".' (Title card shows signs of decomposing.)

    United States of America.

    L/S of a tall clock tower with a dome at the top; M/S of the clock face shows two men being lowered down on little swings from a doorway so they can clean the clock. M/Ss looking down on the men from the doorway and then looking up at them, presumably from the top floor window of the building; they wave at the camera. L/S shows the men swinging about on their ropes, having great fun, but not doing much cleaning work!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    714.11
    Media URN:
    33655
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:45:00 / 01:12:33:00
    Canister:
    G 1471

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