• Short Summary

    General Post Office workers show off new equipment to help them in their job. Bletchley.

  • Description

    No title - New equipment for GPO (General Post Office) linesmen. Bletchley, Buckinghamshire.

    C/U line of GPO workers looking like soldiers carrying plug firing guns. M/S as they advance towards camera. C/U worker with gun, he kneels down to a batten on the wall and fires the gun into it. Various shots guns firing into battens. C/U of the batten showing the pin fired from the gun. C/U gun being loaded with a large stapling nail, pan down gun to show cartridge going into gun. M/S of another worker firing a different type of gun which puts plug into the wall. C/U of the metal plug.

    M/S of a modern type of mechanical trench digger in operation. C/U trench digger in the earth. M/S men operating machine called 'The Mole' which digs, lays cable and fills in the trench in one operation. C/U of the cable being drawn through into ground. M/S of the men operating the machine, pan to man on the tractor which winches the cable through the ground.

    M/S of telegraph pole digging machine. M/S pole digging machine. C/U a large drill. C/U man operating machine. M/S machine showing telegraph pole about to be lowered into hole. C/U pole going into ground. M/S telegraph pole in the ground. M/S mini telegraph pole used for training. Various shots line of poles showing men fixing insulators. C/U Post Office workers working on insulators on telegraph pole.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:09:00 / 01:11:32:00

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