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    Item title reads - For Next Antarctic expedition. New British 40 h.p. sledge-tractor, capable of towing 3 tons over glacier or snow field, tried out. To prevent freezing in radiator 40% methylated spirit is added. Finse, Norway.

    M/S as a man pours the methylated spirit from a bucket into a jug next to the sledge-tractor, M/S as they pour it in. M/S of the sledge-tractor which has a seat at the back and a steering wheel, and runs on big caterpillar tracks. It has 'Stanpoint' written on the side. A man steers it over the snow as others walk alongside and people ski past. Various shots as the tractor pulls people along on sledges and skis in very snowy conditions.

    Note: This item is tinted blue, there is a black and white version with the same title and footage on *PM0384*.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:29:00 / 01:13:14:00
    G 1175
    Sort Number:
    G 1175
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    Travel & Exploration Science & Technology
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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