• Short Summary

    New machine used by London Transport for washing double-decker buses.

  • Description

    Title reads: "BUS CLEAN IN A JIFFY".

    Harrow-Wealdstone, Greater London.

    L/S Harrow-Weald London Transport bus garage. M/S bus being hosed down. C/U bus cleaner hosing the bus, pan to the bus. Various shots bus being brushed down by the cleaner with a long handled broom, the man stops and wipes his forehead with the back of his hand, then carries on.

    L/S double-decker bus coming in to be cleaned by the new cleaning method - looks like oversized automated car wash. C/U man switching on the controls to start the brushes and sprays. C/U brushes rotating. L/S bus driving through two sets of brushes and sprays. M/S from inside the bus going past the sprays and brushes. C/U sprays squirting water onto the bus. Angle shot: bus going through the brushes and sprays. L/S bus leaving the brushes and sprays.

    Note: press cutting about machine on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1703.02
    Media URN:
    52896
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:23:00 / 01:02:02:00
    Canister:
    59/92

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The bus being washed is an AEC Regent III, Reg. No. LLU 652.

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