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  • Short Summary

    A look at the new British sledge-tractor, its caterpillar tracks enable it to pull 3 tons over snow.

  • Description

    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: There is another version of this item with the same title and footage which is tinted blue , it is on *PM0384*.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    384.11
    Media URN:
    25002
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:37:00 / 01:11:25:00
    Canister:
    G 1175

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