• Short Summary

    The oldest mechanical clock in the world returns to duty at Salisbury Cathedral.

  • Description

    Salisbury, Wiltshire.

    GV. Salisbury Cathedral, tilt down the spire (title super over). LV. Interior showing the old clock contained in a 5 ft. Cube. CU. Pan down showing "Foliot and Verge" escapement mechanism (which had to be specially made). CU. Escapement movement. SV. Mr Robinson winding up small weight. CU. Smaller weight rising. SV. Mr Robinson walks round to winding wheel of larger weight. CU. Mr Robinson winding larger weight. CU. Mr Robinson's hands as he works. Shot from rafter, Cathedral windows. Pan to long view inside rafters where bell is housed. SV. Looking along rafters - pan to bell. CU. Bell housed in rafters. LV. Ancient clock mechanism - complete natural sound sequence. Fly Pinion starts to rotate with clanking noise and bell strikes. CU. Pan down of mechanism working. Pan down to drum turning (weight descending in background). SV. Mechanism turning, & CU. CU. Striking trip lever. SV. Bell striking. AS. Butterfly Governor rotating. CU. Trip lever. CU. Bell striking. LV. Complete clock striking mechanism comes to rest.

    (Neg) (Title Scene "H")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    587.45
    Media URN:
    31938
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:33:00 / 01:49:55:00
    Canister:
    56/58

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