• Short Summary

    Novelty inventions such as hot knife for spreading hard butter and a magnetic key.

  • Description

    Part of THE VERY IDEA issue.

    Pathe Studios, London.

    Various shots of people trying out novelty inventions:

    A pencil holder - the pens stay put even when it is turned upside down. A man places it in his jacket pocket. A golf practice device - the club hits the ball which is on the end of bendy rubber stick. A safe controlled by a magnet key. A combined fork and spoon. A hollow knife - it can be filled with hot water, making spreading hard butter much easier.

    Various shots of a "mad professor" (looks like an actor in costume). He demonstrates a laser device that pops a balloon.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1280.04
    Media URN:
    42738
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:11:00 / 01:09:25:00
    Canister:
    NSP 185

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