• Short Summary

    Footage of new NAAFI piano being demonstrated by Alfred Knight. London.

  • Description

    New NAAFI piano, London.

    Several shots of man pulling apart old NAAFI (Naval Army and Air Force Institute) piano. It is in quite a state with worn keys and broken strings. The man pulls out the keys and the hammers. M/S of man pressing pedals with hand, one appears to be jammed. M/S of panel being pulled out. L/Ss of Alfred Knight demonstrating the new NAAFI piano. He places a glass on the sloped sides on top of instrument, it slides off and smashes on the ground (obviously designed to prevent members of the armed forces spilling drinks on piano). The piano has copper edges and plastic coated ivories and the front is armoured in solid brass (to make it kick proof).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1293.13
    Media URN:
    34625
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:29:00 / 01:26:29:00
    Canister:
    NP 364

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