• Short Summary

    A balloon is prepared at Cardington for a trip across the South Atlantic.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Balloon Will Do A 'Kon Tiki'."

    Cardington, Bedfordshire.

    GV Balloon inflated inside one of the Cardington hangars. LV Men supervising the ballast bags which are hanging underneath the balloon. Camera pans up to he balloon and we see the letters on it "G-Apob the small world". Angle panning shot of ballast bags hanging from the balloon. Angle shot of same, LV Elevates shot looking down into the boat which will hang beneath the balloon. In the boat are seated, on the left, Tim Eiloart next to him on the right, Rosemary Mudie and with back to camera Colin Mudie. SV Tim and Rosemary start to pedal the device which operates the horizontal stabilising propellers. CU Tim and Rosemary pedalling, camera pans down to pedals which are geared up to a generator which charges batteries. CU Generator working. SV Colin pedalling, he stops turns round and lies down showing where the members of the crew will sleep. LV Elevated shot showing the boat with the propellers working. SV Colin looking up underneath at the hydrogen generator, camera pans up as Colin with Rosemary look on points, pan to the cooking pot. CU Cooking pot. SV Tim and Colin tinkering with the radio apparatus. CU Colin removes the automatic warning altimeter and Tim adjusts it with screwdriver. CU Altimeter. CU Tim tinkering with the radio receiver. CU Tim Eiloart. SV Tim, Colin and Rosemary looking at the map of the journey they will make and camera zooms into close up as Rosemary points to the route. CU Rosemary pointing the route from the Canary Islands across the Atlantic to the West Indies. GV Balloon in hangar at Cardington surrounded by barrage balloons. LV Ditto, camera pans up to the balloons.

    Cataloguer's Note: - Old record reads - Not to be used under any circumstances without permission from the Daily Mail. - MD. Kon Tiki was the name of a raft designed by Thor Heyerdahl.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1557.14
    Media URN:
    50012
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:57:00 / 01:39:38:00
    Canister:
    58/92

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