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  • Short Summary

    Footage of strange looking car being driven. Germany.

  • Description

    Novel German motor car. Germany ?

    Automobiles; experimental; c. 1920s Novel German motor car comes driving down street; stops. One headlight in centre. CU back view; then car drives away; the sides curve back and come together as a sharp point in centre back - streamlined. CU man stands at side of car; shutting drawer that slides out of the car body. Other side view. Then; tracking shot from a vehicle just in front of the new car; showing the one-eyed wonder approaching; passing other cars on the street at a fairly fast speed for its day. Technology. Transportation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2388.14
    Media URN:
    76192
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:30:00 / 01:50:32:00
    Canister:
    ON 294 H

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The vehicle seen here is the Rumpfler-Tropfen Auto, (AKA Rumpfler Tropfenwagen).

    Further information can be found about half-way down the attached page....

    http://www.autoevolution.com/new
    s/persu-the-rain-drop-car-31151.html


    And here's an original sales brochure for the vehicle....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/35
    070104@N03/3254942306/

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  2. jamied says

    In terms of dating the footage, the car was first revealed in 1921, so I think a date range of 1921-25 would safely cover it.

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