• Short Summary

    Man left mute by a throat operation shows us the home-made device that enables him to speak.

  • Description

    Titles read: "DUMB MAN SPEAKS" (Dublin issue).

    Melbourne, Australia.

    Various shots of Harry Shannon in his garden with a small boy and girl (his children or grandchildren?). We are told that after a throat operation he could not speak. We see him using a device that enables him to produce words.

    Natural sound as he explains that he made the instrument from a reed of rice paper and ebonite and tells us how it works. He says the instrument is very easy to use and that he thinks it will be a salvation to others like himself.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1314.08
    Media URN:
    43513
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:02:00 / 01:20:34:00
    Canister:
    42/2 (Dublin)

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