• Short Summary

    America tries 'one-piece' plastic bodies for cars.

  • Description

    Costa Mesa, California, United States of America (USA).

    Car driving towards and past camera (superimposed with titles)

    Men lift plastic car body out of mould. Various shots of the car bodies being prepared and treated - they are made out of fibre glass and plastic resin.

    One mad demonstrates the strength of the body by hitting it with an axe. To little effect.
    CU of the scratches on the body. He continues to hit the car and finally makes a hole in the body. The men then patch and sand the damage back until it is as good as new.

    A painted car bodies is carried onto a chassis and a man gets into the driving seat. The car is driven off.

    Car driving towards and past camera.

    (Orig. F.G.) (Orig. 'E')

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    8.07
    Media URN:
    26819
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:47:00 / 01:05:44:00
    Canister:
    52/38

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