Men use chewing gum on end of poles to retrieve dropped coins from New York subway gratings.
Material considered unusable due to nitrate decomposition.
No title. "Beach-combing on Broadway is the lazy man's newest pastime - New York City." High angle shot of New York street - image almost unviewable and therefore unusable due to nitrate decomposition damage. "Millions of people walk over these subway gratings each day - - some have holes in their pockets." M/S of pedestrians walking down a New York street - again shot probably unusable. "Human scavengers." M/S of two men walking along over the gratings looking down - One of the men points into the grating. "A long pole and a gob of chewing gum are his tools." C/U of the two men who show their equipment to the camera. Man squeezes chewing gum onto the end of his stick. C/U of the pole being lowered through the gratings. C/U of the chewing gum end sticking to something.
Note: this is a section of a "Walter Futter's Curiosities" film. Probably bought in by Pathe for reuse.
Picture quality of this film is poor.
Safety neg only.