• Short Summary

    Britain's biggest mobile car crusher in Stratford, and new road laying machine in Newark.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Off with old, on with new.

    Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. M/S as crane lifts car across to Britain's largest mobile crusher. M/S crane operator. M/S as car is dropped into crusher and grab from crane smashes it down. M/S as sides of crusher move in. Various good shots as the car is crushed whilst people stand and watch. M/S hydraulic ram pushing it into a square. M/S as magnet picks it up and lifts it away.

    Latest road laying machine constructs new Cromwell bypass near Newark, Nottinghamshire. Various shots section of road being prepared for concrete. M/S reinforcement metal being laid. C/U as the sections of the metal are wired together. C/U Minister of Transport Tom Fraser with Frank Small. M/S of the new road laying machine. M/S concrete being emptied into bin, pan to show concrete on conveyor belt. Various shots of the machine as concrete pours off the conveyor belt onto road surface. C/U man at controls, pan to concrete on road with rake spreading it. M/S Mr Fraser and others watching concrete being spread. C/U as Fraser talks to machine operator. M/S of the machine. M/S of the concrete being spread. C/U of the tracks of the vehicle moving along over completed section of the road. M/S's of the machine sprayer operating. M/S cars going along completed part of the road past uncompleted section.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:50:00 / 01:31:19:00

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