• Short Summary

    Stories in this item include a cradle exhibition in Genoa, Italy and a scientist attempting to make gold from ore.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "CAUGHT BY THE CAMERA - NO 23"

    M/S of a women wearing a bonnet attending to a cradle at an exhibition in Genoa, Italy. Several shots of some very decorative cradles. The commentator gives a brief description of the history of cradles. M/S of a cradle designed in the shape of an aeroplane.

    M/S's of a scientist wrapping up ore (looks like sand), the narrator says that he is attempting to make gold with it by using an electrical machine. Several shots of the scientist conducting the experiment. After using the strange looking machine he then mixes the ore with liquid mercury before squeezing it out with a cloth. He opens the cloth to reveal tiny shiny lumps (could possibly be gold).

    L/S's of a giant building called a giant blower which is designed for the testing of full size aeroplane. M/S of a plane inside the huge testing room. L/S's of workmen inside the air tunnel through which the narrator says air can be pushed at 120 miles per hour.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:50:00 / 01:52:22:00
    PT 258

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