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  • Short Summary

    Tests on newest anti-earthquake spring device fitted underneath a house in Turkmenia.

  • Description

    Ashkhbad, Turkmenia, Soviet Union (USSR).

    BGV. Ashkhbad, the capital town of the Soviet Republic of Turkmenia, it lays at the foot of a mountain range. GV. Exterior of one of the grand palaces in Ashkhbad. MS. People walking along street in this modern town. Various library shots of the aftermath of 1948 earthquake that ruined the town of Ashkhbad. Various shots around Ashkhbad. Various shots of the scientists at work on newly erected house. Springs have been set in position for the house to be placed on. A ton weight is dropped from a height during the tests and no movement was recorded on special equipment inside the house. Various shots of the scientists at work checking data on newly erected house.

    (Dupe Neg.)

    Date found in the old record - 04/06/1964.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2681.26
    Media URN:
    79599
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1964
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:05:00 / 01:53:36:00
    Canister:
    UN 3904 H

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