• Short Summary

    11-year-old stenotypist Betty Jones shows off her speedy skills on the Stenotype machine.

  • Description

    Titles read: "KIDDIE ON THE KEYS".

    Location of events unknown - probably London.

    Various shots of 11-year-old Betty Jones operating a 'Stenotype' machine - it's like a typewriter but each button types sounds or syllables instead of a letter. She is sitting in a living room and a man in an armchair talks to her about her impressive skills and speed on the machine. The man reads a paragraph of business talk to Betty and she types it on the machine. C/U of the typed page - all the silent letters are missed out.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1188.17
    Media URN:
    40945
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:13:00 / 01:32:24:00
    Canister:
    PT 480

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