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  • Short Summary

    Electric barges in action on a canal in Kidderminster.

  • Description

    Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

    A story about electric barges. Low angle shot of electric cable being attached to overhead electric lines. Camera tilts down to the barge then we see a man about to operate the electric motor. "What the old bargee said when he saw the "Tram Barge" would need a fireproof film to describe - " reads the intertitle.

    M/S of the barge moving away from the banks of the canal. We see the barge moving along. "It does the work of three horses - never tires and goes a steady six knots." Various shots of the barge moving along the canal.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 673.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    908.16
    Media URN:
    15338
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:44:00 / 01:37:02:00
    Canister:
    EP 167

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