• Short Summary

    Footage of man diving with home-made diving kit, London.

  • Description

    Note: Possibly filmed near Twickenham, Greater London.

    M/Ss of Mr George Cockles preparing his home made diving suit on the banks of the River Thames. He puts the large square helmet over his head (it looks a bit like a television set). He then attaches an 80 pound motor car flywheel to his waist before climbing in to the water. M/S of woman pumping air into helmet with pump. L/S of the brave man disappearing underwater. Bubbles float to the surface. He resurface carrying a wooden chair.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1263.02
    Media URN:
    34186
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:24:00 / 01:02:44:00
    Canister:
    NP 224

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