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  • Short Summary

    Footage of large smoke stacks being blown up.

  • Description

    Dynamite stumbles four smoke stacks. United States of America.

    Demolition. Factory torn down in Oklahoma: 4 tall smoke stacks are dynamited- - wow! Very cool. Opens w/ titles. Then MS workers- hooking up cable. GV factory area w/ buildings & 3 tall chimneys - all plain looking & unpainted. BOOM; dynamite explodes; chimney collapses; at same time aeroplane flies over. CU Another shot of man w/ detonator; a 2nd man stands by; also something on a tripod; surveyor's equipment?

    Then of course another Boom - as a chimney collapses; knocking down some roofs on the way;again; aeroplane flies over. Next title says Just like Humpty Dumpty (!) ha ha. Of course another collapsing smokestack. Just one more; and they do this one in CU closer anyway. Shot of midsection of the tall cylinder. then it falls forward; toward camera; crumbling and collapsing w/ a cloud of smoke rising from ground.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:15:00 / 01:32:34:00
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