• Short Summary

    Grape picking in Italy, a foot measuring machine and underwater shots of steamship Marigo.

  • Description

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

    Various locations of events.

    In Italy we see various shots of adults and children picking grapes in a vineyard. In a warehouse women pack the grapes into boxes to be sent off to markets. The grapes are loaded onto refrigerator cases that are put on train wagons.

    Shots of scientists at a research laboratory. M/S of two great 30s shoes (snakeskin?) - one a court shoe, the other a high-heeled oxford. We see a machine that was invented for measuring feet. A man adjusts the dials inside. Two lamps light up on the machine when the pressure is correct. The man checks the dial readings against a fitting chart. Nice C/U of the court shoe being taken out of a shoe box. (Location of events unknown - probably Britain.)

    In the United States of America (?) we see various shots of a cameraman getting into a diving tank with his camera on board a ship called 'Salvo'. The tank is lowered below the water and we see brief underwater shots of the sunken steamship Marigo - barnacles on steel plates. The crew of the ship haul a safe up from Marigo. The safe is said to contain jewels worth a fortune and was underwater for 20 years. The men on board shake hands.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1636.08
    Media URN:
    52019
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:07:00 / 01:17:41:00
    Canister:
    PSP 865

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