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  • Short Summary

    Inventor (unsuccessfully) tests human bird device, early sort of hanglider.

  • Description

    Full title missing, according to issue sheet it reads: "Everybody will be flying soon when inventor perfects his human bird device ... though first tests failed".

    Lancashire.

    Various shots of group of men attaching glider wings to roof of car. M/S of car; man sits behind wheel, another man (the inventor) lies on roof of car and is strapped to underside of the wings. His arms are attached to poles that make the wings flap. M/S of inventor flapping wings. L/S of car driving across sandy beach. Point of view shot from vehicle driving next to car - the inventor is flapping like mad. C/U of inventor standing next to car, he wears a flying helmet and blows a kiss to the camera.

    Cuts / out takes follow at 01:49:08. Shots same or similar to those in edited part of story.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    658.22
    Media URN:
    26465
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:45:00 / 01:49:42:00
    Canister:
    G 1351

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