Footage of mechanical seagull being demonstrated by inventor William Howard, Ealing, London.
Mechanical Seagull. Ealing London.
M/S Old man (William Howard) working on seagull in workshop. C/U Fitting wings and tail to body and sticking wings down. C/U Old boy. C/U Winding seagull up showing flapping action. M/S Another angle winding seagull and walking out of workshop.
M/S Howard walking out of shed into garden with seagull. M/S He stops walking and releases bird which flies past camera. M/S Bird in flight falls by garden wall. M/S Howard picks up seagull winds it up and releases it again. M/S Seagull in flight down garden. C/U children watching from other side of wall. M/S Bird flies slowly down garden and falls by garden wall.
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