• Short Summary

    Inventor Tom Hancocks demonstrates his new motorised roller skates.

  • Description

    Part of issue STEP ON IT.

    London.

    Inventor Tom Hancocks filling his eccentric new invention - "Auto Skates" - with petrol. Tom steps into his skates. The invention looks like a pair of roller skates with large engines, petrol tanks and controls attached - they look very cumbersome . Various shots of Tom whizzing down streets on motorised skates. A cab driver and a schoolboy shake and scratch their heads in disbelief.

    Note: a more mature Tom later starred in a 1962 Colour Pictorial story, titled "Motorised Roller Skates" (CP 413). Almost 20 years had passed but Tom was still whizzing around on those skates! See separate record for further details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1572.03
    Media URN:
    50458
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:19:00 / 01:04:16:00
    Canister:
    NSP 408

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