• Short Summary

    Air is pumped into a Teddy bear to simulate slow breathing - calms and cures insomnia in children!?

  • Description

    Ruislip, Middlesex.

    M/S of a lovely little boy in bed, wiggling and moving nervously while his mother's hands try to calm him down. Cut to C/U shot of the boy's face and the face of a teddy bear he is holding. Boy's eyes are closed but he is restless.

    M/S of a man with a suitcase entering the room. Child's mother is sitting on the side of the bed. Man places his suitcase on a night table next to the bed. The suitcase turns out to be an electronic device with two cables and a switch.

    Device is the latest answer to insomnia, invented by three electronic engineers from Ruislip. Three year old Russell Fairbrass, son of one of the inventors, demonstrates the effectiveness of the new invention. From the "secret box" an air is pumped into the teddy bear to simulate slow breathing. Slow breathing pace of the teddy bear slows the breathing of the child and calms him down - the inventors claim.

    C/U shot of the teddy bear in sitting position, rhythmically moving his upper body, 'breathing'. Man takes the teddy bear and gives it to the child. M/S of the boy lying in his bed, holding the teddy bear. Cut to C/U shot of the boy's face, yawning and closing his eyes. M/S of the boy's parents switching the lights off and leaving the room. C/U shot of both, the little boy and the teddy bear breathing slowly into a deep sleep.



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  • Data

    Film ID:
    37.14
    Media URN:
    1182
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:27:00 / 01:29:50:00
    Canister:
    CP 048

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    One of the inventors of the device is Norman Parker.

    The device was also available in the form of a pulsing pillow.

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