• Short Summary

    Inventor Major Robert Van Rolleghem demonstrates his plane safety device.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Heston. 'It won't burn' - Maj. Robert Van Rolleghem stakes his life on efficiency of his sensational invention, greatest advance for safety of air travel yet!"

    Heston, Middlesex / Greater London.

    Inventor Major Robert Van Rolleghem stands in front of a crowd. They watch a model aircraft burning on the ground. CU of burning model. People turn away as the heat gets too intense.

    CU of Major Van Rolleghem. He talks off protecting planes against fire, fumes and flames.

    The Major (clutching two small mice) climbs into a mock cock pit and has his assistant set a fire just behind him. They flames and smoke lick around the edge of his safety cockpit invention.

    He steps out and moves away from the fire. He demonstrates that both he and the mice are well and have been saved from harm by his invention.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    725.31
    Media URN:
    6498
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:26:00 / 01:50:51:00
    Canister:
    33/79

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