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  • Short Summary

    Winding gear weighing 30 tonnes is lifted up 2000 ft. (airship?) mooring mast.

  • Description

    Bedford, Bedfordshire.

    Title: "CORRECT TO 1/1,000 OF AN INCH! Intricate task of raising winding gear, weighing 30 tons, to head of 200 ft. Mooring Mast - successfully accomplished".

    L/S of a gigantic mooring mast - looks a bit like television mast, probably for mooring airships - next to a factory building with smoking chimneys. M/S of the mast, several people climb a winding staircase in the centre of the mast. M/S of a large, heavy looking metal object being raised up the central shaft of the mast. Camera tilts up as object (winding gear) is pulled up to the top of the mast. Low angled shot of the winding gear being raised.

    More shots of the object being lifted up the central shaft to the top of the mast - same as before. L/S of the mast. Various shots of men securing the large object with ropes in preparation for the long lift. More shots of the object being winched up the mast.

    Note: a Pathe website user has informed us that the mast featured is the Cardington mooring mast.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    496.16
    Media URN:
    25764
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:21:00 / 01:50:14:00
    Canister:
    G 1295

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