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  • Short Summary

    Amateur scientist Martin Stevens demonstrating his home-made hovercraft on a duckpond.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Rodmersham, Kent.

    Various shots, the 20 year-old amateur scientist and engineer Martin Stevens demonstrates his £25 hovercraft on Wick's duckpond and then on the bank. CU Stevens and his helpers top up the engine. MSs Stevens trying out the craft on the pond again. MS and CU Friends of the inventor gathered on the shores of the pond. MS A flock of ducks on water.

    Note: Date on original record: 04/04/1964. The hovercraft is lifted by a 200 cc chainsaw engine, and propelled by a 98 cc engine at a top speed of 3 miles per hour. Unfortunately the propelling engine was not functioning properly that day.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3163.15
    Media URN:
    88895
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1964
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:21:00 / 01:34:33:00
    Canister:
    UN 3877 F

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