• Short Summary

    Display of the exhibits at the Antique Dealers Fair in London: toys, guns and impressive Opium box.

  • Description

    Kensington, London.

    C/U shot of a puppet monkey "possibly a Voltaire caricature", part of a 19th century music box, one of the exhibits of the Antique Dealers Fair in Kensington, London. M/S of a man looking at the music box which is placed on the table covered with the exhibits. He picks up something and unfolds it. It is "a charming toy of Victorian era" a little Jacob's Ladder picture (the one that transforms into different picture when its top is twisted). Man demonstrates to the camera how the toy works. C/U shot of a picture changing.

    C/U shot of a hand opening a small, golden, beautifully carved box. Extreme C/U shot reveals the content of the box: an opium pipe. This is 1851 Opium Box, explians the voiceover as a hand closes the box.

    M/S of a man and a woman observing funny looking thing which man holds in his arms. C/U shot of the thing in man's hands. Man explains to the woman what it is and how it operates. It is a poacher's trip gun made around 1750. It used to be attached to trees or stakes with wires and it would fire warning shot when the wire was pulled.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    55.20
    Media URN:
    2055
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:27:00 / 01:30:49:00
    Canister:
    CP 096

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