• Short Summary

    Country butcher walks on stilts, geese on the Niagara River and a very powerful magnet.

  • Description

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

    Various locations of events.

    In Ramsgate, Kent, we see various shots of a butcher in a long white overall going about his rounds. He serves a large country district and we see him walking along muddy roads on stilts so that his feet stay dry and clean (it looks quite funny). He carries a large basket on his back and delivers a piece of meat to a house. Then he walks along a road on the stilts and waves to maid or kitchen girl looking over the wall of a garden, then stops to chat her up.

    In the United States of America (or could be Canada) we see several shots of geese flying around and settling on the water of the Niagara River above the Falls. Commentator tells us that a flock of geese were carried downstream by the strong currents and many were swept to their deaths over the falls. Game-wardens frightened the others away.

    Also in the United States of America we see a very powerful magnet being demonstrated. It has been made from aluminium, nickel and cobalt instead of iron and steel. A man moves the magnet around a girl's head and it is strong enough to draw the hairpins from her hair. Then two little girls sit on a swing suspended from a metal bar that is stuck to the magnet - the weight is 68 lbs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1652.25
    Media URN:
    52267
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:17:00 / 01:51:02:00
    Canister:
    PSP 921

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