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  • Description

    Titles read: "MEASURE FOR MEASURE!"

    Location of events unknown - London?

    As commentator talks of the law insisting on accurate measure when anything liquid is bought or sold, we see a man filling his car petrol tank from a pump; milk being stirred by machinery in a vat and milk bottles coming off a rotating machine; a measure of scotch being taken from a bottle in a bar and a pint of beer being pulled.

    At the London Science Museum we see several measuring vessels from ancient Egyptian times through to the late 19th century - a woman dressed as Cleopatra looks at them. Commentator says "All this raises the question - what's in a pint?". M/S of a man in a flat cap, drinking a pint - he turns to the camera and says in a cockney geezer voice "Hops if you're lucky!".

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    40112
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1160.03
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:35:00 / 01:06:20:00
    Canister:
    PT 395
    Sort Number:
    PT 395
  • Appears in...

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    Groppi Groppi Patch 1 Egypt Archive
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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