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  • Short Summary

    Plastic shell body fitted on, new 'Atom' lightweight car, test - driven by Bennett.

  • Description

    Chalfont St. Peter.

    New 'Atom' lightweight car, documentation on file provided by Fairthorpe Ltd.

    Various shots of chassis as mechanics test. Air-Vice Marshall Bennett and staff around chassis. Fitting on plastic shell body. Various shots of car on road. Test - driven by Air-Vice Marshall Bennett. Interior of car, suitcases being lifted in.

    (Orig.Neg.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2630.21
    Media URN:
    78383
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1954
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:35:00 / 01:45:50:00
    Canister:
    UN 2677 D

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "New 'Atom' lightweight car, documentation on file provided by Fairthorpe Ltd" - the car is known as the Fairthorpe Atom.

    The car featured here is the Fairthorpe Atom prototype, Reg. No. SPP 18.

    "Air-Vice Marshall Bennett" should read Air Vice-Marshal Donald Bennett. He was the founder of Fairthorpe, however at 00:01 we also see a sign for one of his other companies "Dart Aircraft Ltd".

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