• Short Summary

    Quirky item showing chicks being hatched in an electric frying pan.

  • Description

    Chertsey, Surrey.

    Glamorous woman walks into a "modern" 1950s kitchen which has lots of "labour saving gadgets." She walks over to the cooker and checks on something she is cooking in a saucepan. She lifts the lid off an electric frying pan and uses a spoon to baste the joint of meat she is cooking. There are potatoes surrounding the joint of meat - C/U of the pan and contents. Low angle shot of the woman concentrating on her work and C/U of the control dial on the handle of the pan. She replaces the lid on the pan.

    Exterior. C/U of the frying pan. Eggs are being placed in the pan - they are still in their shells. This illustrates another use for the pan. M/S showing man placing the eggs in the pan. Narrator poses rhetorical questions about what could be happening - roasting the eggs perhaps. C/U of dial being turned. Various shots of man and the eggs in the pan. The pan is being used as an incubator.

    Woman joins the man - he is 72 year old George Church, an electrical engineer of Chertsey, Surrey. The woman brings a large box full of chicks. C/U of George and the woman picking up chicks. C/U of a chick held in the woman's hand being stroked. Various shots of George, the woman and the chicks in his frying pan gradually hatching out.

    Note: narrator makes various weak jokes about chicks being hatched in a frying pan. Very cute.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:17:00 / 01:02:06:00
    CP 183

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