• Short Summary

    Footage of bizarre inventions at inventions exhibition.

  • Description

    Note: Location of events unknown.

    Full titles read: "CLEVER IDEAS AT INVENTIONS EXHIBITION"

    Various shots of the new inventions being demonstrated at the exhibition (possibly in London) including a golf club that can vary between a driver and a putter, a small chair on wheels that can be folded up, a small easy to use chimney sweep attached to a pulley and a woman eating form a special grapefruit bowl.

    Various shot shots of Professor Crackpot demonstrating several bizarre inventions including a large pill which he swallows this means that you don't have to take pills every day, a boot with a funnel attached tot he back to suck in air to keep feet cool and finally and invention to kill flies. The idea involves the fly walking up a small ladder drinking some whiskey on small platform before climbing down ladder on the other side, the professor has cunningly taken some rungs out of the ladder so that in it's drunken stupor the fly will fall ".. and breaks his blooming neck !" C/U of two dead flies.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1001.22
    Media URN:
    14091
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:34:00 / 01:19:09:00
    Canister:
    39/15

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