• Short Summary

    Artificial limbs give disabled children new freedom, London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - New aid for cripples.

    Hendon, Greater London.

    Interior M/S as Herbert Lyon's orchestra, composed of children who have various artificial limbs, take up their positions to play. Various shots as they play and he conducts. C/U girl with artificial arm playing the violin. C/U as she uses the arm to move the bow. M/S orchestra playing.

    M/S workshop where they make the limbs, various shots of equipment M/S arm which is powered by carbon dioxide gas cylinder, C/U as it turns. M/S Mr Lyon with girl who is demonstrating a muscle in part of her upper arm which activates a switch that moves the artificial lower part. C/U fingers moving. M/S Bob Wilcox who lost his arm in an accident. M/S as he takes a poker and attaches it to artificial hand and pokes fire. M/S's Malayan girl Lai Yoke Heone writing with artificial hand. M/S as 7 year old Anthony has artificial arm strapped on by Dr. Kinnier-Wilson, M/S gas cylinder which moves it. M/S as Anthony takes some chocolate and eats it.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:42:00 / 01:17:42:00

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