• Short Summary

    A Riley car is fitted with floatation bags to make it float on water.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Coventry. Land and water cars - to ford deepest rivers without use of boat or raft, for displaying British goods all over Africa, successfully tried out."

    Coventry, West Midlands.

    Men fix on floatation bags onto the side of a Riley motorcar. Shots of the floats being inflated by pump worked from attachment to back wheel. The car now with its full complement of flotation bags drives down into the water. It appears to get stuck at the water's edge. Once it is out in the water it starts to move - it doesn't look too successful.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    765.16
    Media URN:
    7239
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:54:00 / 01:25:58:00
    Canister:
    31/24

Comments (1)

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