• Short Summary

    Mr Shoffman tests his new non skid car in London.

  • Description

    London transport track, Waterloo.

    Various shots of a car driving a slalom around various obstacles on a well oiled and watery track - testing skidding. Mr Shoffman has designed a new non skidding system for safer cars. Several shots of the wheels and brakes demonstrating the system. Various shots of the non skidding car being testing on the track - well oiled, wet and with various obstacles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1218.16
    Media URN:
    41640
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:07:00 / 01:26:12:00
    Canister:
    NSP 15

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The shots list currently lists the location for this clip as "Waterloo". However I'm sure that's a result of the commentator describing the skidpan as being "the bus-driver's Waterloo", which is simply a figure of speech.

    I think instead this is London Transport's skidpan facility at Chiswick.

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