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  • Short Summary

    Vehicles in war time London are converted to run on coal gas rather than petrol

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    London.

    A London double decker bus pass the camera as it crosses a bridge. Behind it is towed a gas trailer - this allows the bus to be converted from petrol.

    Various shots of men - presumably politicians or civil servants - looking over various types of vehicles fitted with gas trailers. Various shots of the gas systems. Nice shot of sign on one lorry for 'Pickfords Collection and delivery service'. Some of the coal gas systems are mounted on top of the vehicles, some on trailers, and some on the front. Various shots of people looking over the systems.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    590.04
    Media URN:
    59272
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:56:00 / 01:19:02:00
    Canister:
    UN 160 B

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "A London double decker bus" - the bus is an AEC Regent, Reg. No. GF 440.

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