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  • Short Summary

    Prototype of a glass car presented in America.

  • Description

    United States of America (USA).

    Exhibition of first glass car by American inventor Mr Stout. Various shots of the car with man showing various parts - presumably Mr Stout. Woman in rear of car lays seats adjusted as full length bed, she lies down.

    Close up shot of a glass of water on control panel in front of driver while car is in motion on the road - water does not spill. Back shot, car drives off.

    Front seat next to driver's seat is turned to face the back of the car and the woman sits on it.

    More shots of the car driving along road and through town with a couple chatting inside it. Man parks the car and leaves.

    More shots of the car.

    Note - date in the old file 15/07/1946.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:03:00 / 01:25:52:00
    UN 1486 B

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  1. Unknown user says

    This car was one of the first to be made of FibreGlass. It also had no chassis, the suspension was connected directly to the body, making it one of the first unibody cars. The suspension consisted of compressed air cylinders (no springs). It also featured a rear mounted engine for better handling and roomier cabin. Stout was unable to manufacture his car because Consolidated Vultee Aircraft held the rights to manufacture with FibreGlass.

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