Footage of Hydrostatic aeroplane weighing machine being demonstrated in Hertfordshire.
The new BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) hydrostatic weighing machine is demonstrated, Hertfordshire.
Preparing to weigh aircraft. C/U Getting jack under aircraft. M/S Man mounting ladder and giving hook to mate. C/U Type handing weighing instrument to mechanic. C/U Mechanic working jack. C/U Mechanic reading instrument and tightening jack. L/S of aircraft being lifted.
Mechanic placing another weighing machine under jack. C/U Fixing into position. C/U Another mech. watching M/S Cable round plane tightening. M/S Mech. hauling on jack type frees wheel from deck. C/U Wheel spinning free of ground. M/S Mechanic on tail of aircraft with tightening jack. C/U Tail wheel lifting off to ground. C/U Weighing instrument registering reading. C/U Man writing down weights. C/U Another instrument. C/U Type writing readings. L/S Rear half of fuselage lifting off ground.