• Short Summary

    Louis Richards rides his invention, a motorised scooter, around Illinois Technical College.

  • Description

    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).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:41:00 / 01:38:29:00

Comments (1)

  1. lisi1959 says

    I found an article about this sceeter from Louis Richards in a German magazine called \"Populäre Mechanik\" from February 1960. It was on page Nr. 9 in this magazin. I took a scan of it, but I found no way to send you a photos of it. Its amazing, that todays Scooter look nearly like that skeeter from Louis Richards. The film is very nice - thank you for this beautiful document.

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