• Short Summary

    A mechanical 'computer' is seen in action as inventor Roland Emett adds the finishing touches.

  • Description

    London.

    Inventor Rowland Emett is seen working on a mechanical automated 'computer'; commissioned as a show piece for a famous computer firm. He fits a bone with a small lampshade and adds a wheel to the end.

    Various shots show 'The Forget-Me-Not Computer'; an amazing and surreal contraption with many turning wheels and moving parts. Small balls revolve around china heads, a currant bun is lowered into an information feeding bowl, mechanical birds punch holes in playing cards, and so on.

    A sign on the machine reads 'The Honeywell - Emett Forget-Me-Not Computer' - Honeywell is probably the company that commissioned the contraption.

    Note: There are detailed notes on file about the computer. See also 'Emett's Tractor' - CP 292 and 'Emett's Ideal Home' - CP 113. Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    383.11
    Media URN:
    4126
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:55:00 / 01:48:08:00
    Canister:
    CP 617

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