• Short Summary

    Old cars are crushed and stripped before being recycled into molten metal.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    French title reads: "Ou Vont Les Vieilles Voitures? Etats-Unis - Deadborn. Des automobiles de toutes marques sont mises a la ferraille et fondues. La fonte obtenue servira a construire (obscured by T/C)." American Voiceover.

    United States of America.

    Pan across lot with old cars parked up, they look fairly broken up. Shots inside the factory as the cars are stripped of useful parts. They are melted down in a large furnace. Good shots of molten metal. Great shot of car being crushed and rolled away. More shots of furnace. The crushed car is pushed into the furnace. The metal will be used to make new cars, early 1930s recycling.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    528.15
    Media URN:
    58188
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:36:00 / 01:23:45:00
    Canister:
    UN 62 V

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