A rather staged demonstration of a drying process for cars after a car plunges into a canal in the Hague and is hoisted out by crane.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
The Hague, Holland / Netherlands
A line of cars parked alongside canal. (3 shots). MS Girl typing, she stops and puts her hands to her mouth as if to stifle a scream. MS Car driving into canal, and disappearing underwater. MS Bystanders watching. CU Police officer. LS Men in rowing boat trying to find the position of the car with oars, crane hook in foreground. MS Winch in operation. MS and LS Car is hoisted out of water by crane - cut-ins people watching. CU Car door opens and water pours out, together with two fish. CU Showing water in headlamp. Various shots, men push the car into a drying process room, close the doors, a switch is turned on and when the car is brought out it is completely dry. MS Workman tests the oil. Various shots as the car is tested after being brought out from drying furnace where it has stayed without its plastic parts, battery and upholstery for four hours (previously cars would have to be completely dismantled to dry them).
Note: Date on original record: 29/09/1958.