• Short Summary

    New vehicles at the Commercial Motor Show in Earl's Court. London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Commercial Motor Show.

    Earl's Court, London.

    High angle shot of the Commercial Motor Show at Earl's Court. M/S new streamlined petrol tanker made by John Thompson for B.P. A man walks into picture, clambers through small door at the front of the cab and sits behind the steering wheel. C/U man in cab, he looks up, camera pans to his periscope driving mirror. M/S new Bedford lorry, man climbs into the cab and sits down behind wheel. C/U as he climbs over the seat and into the driver's rest place behind the seats where he lies out full length.

    M/S Roadrailer truck. C/U hands operating levers, pan down to show the rail wheel moving down onto the railway lines. C/U wheel on the rail and starting to rise again. C/U wheel rising. M/S men looking at the Sandmaster which has been made for Esso. C/U sign giving details of Sandmaster, Rolls Royce engine of 300 brake horse power and 12.17 litre engine and 8 speed epicyclic gear box. M/S man looking at enormous wheels. M/S man climbing into the cab of the Sandmaster, pan to show fuel tank which holds 700 gallons. L/S of vehicles at the show.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:25:00 / 01:02:33:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    If you have an interest in the history of commercial vehicles in the UK you might want to visit the Commercial Motor Archive: http://archive.commercialmotor.com/

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  2. Unknown user says

    The "Sandmaster" referred to in the shots list is a Thornycroft Antar Sandmaster.

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