• Short Summary

    Mr B.E. Pursall demonstrates his inflatable garage.

  • Description

    Iver, Buckinghamshire.

    M/S of car pulling up in front of a suburban home. Mr B.E. Pursall gets out of the car and opens the boot. He pulls out a green canvas bag. It is an inflatable garage. He places it on the ground in front of the car and begins to open it out. He takes out an air pump which works off the car battery. He attaches it to the battery then begins to inflate the garage. High angle shot of the garage inflating.

    Narrator informs us that Dr Vivien Fuchs used one of these as a tractor maintenance shed during his Trans-Antartic Expedition. The garage takes shape. The blower is unattached and put back into the car. Mr Pursall drives his car into the garage.

    Narrator ends with a joke: "we can visualise one snag - what do you do about the jealous neighbour who sneaks out at the dead of night and gives it a good prodding with a hat pin?"

    Note: newspaper clipping and advertising material about the inflatable garage on file.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    93.20
    Media URN:
    2500
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:23:00 / 01:47:36:00
    Canister:
    CP 242

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "M/S of car pulling up" - it's a Standard Ten.

    "Vivien Fuchs" in text and tags should read Vivian Fuchs.

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