• Short Summary

    Latest labour-saving devices at Olympia's Ideal Home Exhibition.

  • Description

    Titles read: "OLYMPIA - IDEAL HOME EXHIBITION".

    London.

    Pan across exhibition hall at the Ideal Home Exhibition. M/S of a replica of Blenheim Palace in the hall.

    People wander about a set of modern houses set amongst trees with a pond on the foreground. A man comes out of one of the houses and opens his snazzy garage door. In another area we see a woman unrolling a roll-up ladder (Bentall Easyroll).

    Two women walk through artificial gardens, past a lake with fountains springing from either side. They wander about the gardens that are a replica of Winston Churchill's at Chartwell Manor.

    View of set of modern houses. Inside we see a woman sitting in an armchair and adjusting a Dimplex portable infrared electric fire (bar heater). Looks very old-fashioned now but at the time must have seemed quite space-age on that 50s carpet. Another girl turns on a Bylock Heatmaster Fan Heater and holds her scarf in front of it.

    In a kitchen a woman opens a Rotisserie Electric Cooker and we see a roast chicken turning on a spit inside - yum! She takes out one of the grill pans and serves a man and woman sitting at the table to some tomatoes and chips. Another woman attaches the Creda Corvette boiler to a water tap, turns it on and fills a tea pot with the piping hot water.

    The Duke of Bedford loads a Kenwood Dishmaster automatic dishwasher with crockery then switches it on. He lifts up the lid during the programme and we see the tub full of water and soap (looks like a top-loader washing machine). Elevated pan looking around the exhibition. Several nice promotional leaflets on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1571.18
    Media URN:
    50435
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:13:00 / 01:23:48:00
    Canister:
    59/19

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