• Short Summary

    Fun item showing us around the Amsterdam Household Fair.

  • Description

    Titles read: "AMSTERDAM - NEW GADGETS ARE HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE".

    Holland / Netherlands.

    A woman picks up a casserole dish from a table, places it on an electric hob, then presses buttons across the top of the cooker. C/U of the casserole dish - the lid opens and a real live pretty girl wearing a cotton dress climbs out and walks off! "Quite a dish to come out of any casserole" says commentator.

    Various shots of modern kitchen appliances - woman looks in a fridge with revolving shelves, another fridge is built onto the wall. A girl looks in several space-saving cupboards in a modern kitchen. Casserole girl looks on as a small portable wringer is demonstrated. It has suckers that stick onto tiles, then a piece of wet fabric is fed through.

    A tin opener with a magnet to keep the tin in place is shown. A man in a white coat demonstrates a potato peeling machine. A man watching takes his handkerchief out of his top pocket and mops his brow, then blows the handkerchief into an inflatable coat hanger! He hangs the hanger on a handy pole, puts his jacket on it and walks off with a woman.

    Note: funny notes on file from Dutch news agency. Referring to last sequence it says "A very nice, but expensive demonstration, for so to see it was a well-useable jacket."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1553.21
    Media URN:
    49836
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:16:00 / 01:46:16:00
    Canister:
    59/25

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