• Short Summary

    A £10,000 stamp, a foot-proof explosive and alligators bathing and being fed.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'PEEPS THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE WORLD'.

    Various locations of events.

    In London we see C/Us of the famous one cent British Guiana stamp - one of a provisional issue of the year 1856. At this time it was valued at around £10,000 by stamp auctioneer Mr Gordon Harmer. (Newspaper cutting on file says the King (George V) once bid for the stamp and lost to an American man.)

    In the United States of America we see several shots of a new foolproof explosive called Nitramon being tested in a field. Men hammer the powder into the ground and put a blow-lamp to it but it doesn't explode. A man shoots at it and nothing happens, but when he shoots at dynamite there is a small explosion. Nitramon doesn't even go off when thrown into a deep pit. Tins of the explosive are packed into the ground and detonated. A huge side of a quarry comes down in the blast.

    Also in America we see several small alligators, or "animated suitcases" as commentator calls them, coming down a chute into a little pool and splashing about. Men empty barrels of fish amongst an enormous crowd of big alligators - yikes! Shots of the 'gators gobbling. C/U of an alligator with mouth open while someone off-camera bashes his head with a broom.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1644.08
    Media URN:
    52132
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:31:00 / 01:14:31:00
    Canister:
    PSP 885

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