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  • Short Summary

    Prototype mechanised tractor will enable farmers to dispose of some of their labour.

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    Reading University Farm, Sonning, Berkshire.

    SV.SCU.Press representatives gathered around the automatic tractor with a student from the Farm Mechnisation Department of Reading University explaining to them how it works. SCU.Man demonstrating the steering of the tractor by moving a wire, an arm swings round to follow the wire and so turning the front wheels. CU.Wheel turning, pan to just show the steering wheel turning on its own. SV.The electrical apparatus being worked by Mr.Morgan. GV.Tractor coming towards camera with no driver. CU.Engine as tractor passes. SCU.Showing steering wheel turning on its own and the tractor responding. CU.Bale of hay being dumped from the trailer which the tractor is pulling. GV.The tractor going towards a man and the guiding arm of the tractor hits a man and the tractor stops. SV.Members of the press taking notes. GV.Tractor going towards traffic lights. CU.Traffic lights changing from red to green. SV.Tractor pulling away and going across the road junction.


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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:12:00 / 01:29:09:00
    UN 3170 E

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