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  • Short Summary

    Glamour girl having a wash contrasted with a locomotive being cleaned by a gang of men.

  • Description

    Intertitle reads: "Not this type of toilet, dear Reader", followed by a glamour shot of a woman rubbing her neck with a towel.

    Then follows sequence of group of men washing a locomotive. Name plate reads: Flying Fox. Shot of three trains being cleaned. Steam comes from the trains, intertitle reads: "This kind of puff wouldn't be much good in my boiler". Shot follows of the same woman powdering her nose with a powder puff. Top shot of men polishing engines. The wheels are cleaned. Men crawl out from underneath the engine. Woman applies lipstick. More polishing of train. Intertitle reads: "And this is what really gives me my schoolgirl complexion". Shot of train tracks from a bridge with a train coming towards camera.

    Was a Pathe Pictorial item.

    Note: train cleaning sequences are nicely shot with some unusual images.

    Agfa stock - one circle.

    Safety print exists - nitrate has decomposed and been destroyed.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:41:00 / 01:43:08:00
    EP 048

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