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  • Short Summary

    Footage of motor cars powered by gas bags and cylinders.

  • Description

    Gas Bag Motor Car.

    Location of events unknown - London?

    Car powered by gas bag on top. Truck parked in street; words on side 'Maidstone Cab Company'; large bag mounted on roof of car; bulging out of a boat-like box.

    CU detail of different car; this one open without roof; has tube of gas that says 'Flugel' on side - looks like this thing is on running board; in BG a few children look. CU another detail.

    The 2nd car driving down street toward camera - looks like normal vehicle; but has the little tube on side. Then; shot of same car (?) w/ a platform held up by posts w/ gas bag on top. Man in front cranking car; then he climbs into driver's seat; starts off.

    A bit wacky. Inspired by airships?

    Transportation; fuel; energy. Automobiles; inventions.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:41:00 / 01:37:12:00
    ON 250 B

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