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  • Short Summary

    A new invention - a cross between a mobile telephone and a walkman.

  • Description

    "Bless us, they're never still - always up to something new. And Eve's latest invasion is in the wireless world - " Two women walk towards the camera on a city street. They stop beside a fire hydrant (this is presumably the United States of America). C/U of the women winding a wire around the top of the fire hydrant. One of the women holds a small box.

    "It's Eve's portable wireless 'phone - and won't hubby have a time when he has to carry one!" L/S of the women - one holds the box and the other puts up an umbrella - presumably this acts as an aerial as a wire comes from the handle of the umbrella to the fire hydrant. The women stand together and the woman holding the umbrella puts an ear piece against her ear. M/S of a woman at a telephone exchange holding a microphone or stick telephone. She speaks then turns around to a wind up gramophone. She winds it, places the needle on the record and holds the microphone or mouthpiece to the record. The two women smile and chat - they are listening to the record presumably. An early mobile phone crossed with an early Sony walkman! Excellent!

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue 41.

    Note: unfortunately the image quality of the neg is rather poor - safety exists - may be better quality.

    Safety print exists.

    Amendment November 2011: A visitor to the site has written in to say that the phone is probably a "Home-O-Fone", produced by the Radio Receptor Co. in New York.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    998.16
    Media URN:
    36583
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1922
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:16:00 / 01:45:35:00
    Canister:
    EP 291

Comments (1)

  1. jadded says

    Dear Admin,
    Kindly are these preview films available on your site showing the whole movie or only part of it . and what's the possible way to see more if additional scenes are included into your movies.
    My interest to know if any of your archive has any data for Tripoli City of Lebanon.
    Thank for your site and all your help.
    Tarek

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