Louis Richards rides his invention, a motorised scooter, around Illinois Technical College.
Title reads: "News from the West".
Illinois Technical College, United States of America (USA).
C/U student Louis Richards placing package on bench, he takes something from it. C/U Richards taking his invention, the "skeeter" (motorised scooter), from its case and assembling it. C/U skeeter being assembled. C/U Richards taking it from bench and putting it on the ground. C/U Richards getting onto skeeter and moving off.
M/S Richards coming towards camera, he gets off skeeter to mount kerb then steps back onto it and moves off. Various shots of Richards travelling around college campus on skeeter. C/U Richards walking up steps with the skeeter in his hand and entering building. Various M/S Richards riding the skeeter inside college.
Note: see separate record for second part of "News from the West" (film id 1599.27).