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  • Short Summary

    Footage of modern farm with many of the machines powered by electricity.

  • Description

    Push button farm. 'The modern all electric farm, looks from a distance, like any other farm. The secret of its efficiency however, is the network of power line and the unique motors and other electrical gear." Location of events unknown.

    "The Portable farm 'Drumotor'. Just push the button."

    Shots of the strange looking machine in action. Shots of farmer attaching hose to building. He pushes large reel of hose across farmyard. More shots of Drumotor in action. Several shots of other early farm equipment including a rotorvator and a machine that appears be slicing wood.

    "The plants grow more when electrically heated." M/S of machine plugged into flower blends. Picture blends to show freshly grown lettuces. Several more shots of machinery in use in green house, lighting etc. "On the Poultry farm electricity increases egg production and improves the health of the chickens."

    M/S of boy feeding hens and chicks under lighting. C/U of egg being held up to light. Various shots of the cows being electrically milked in milking parlour. M/Ss of farm hand brushing horse with electrical brush.

    "Finally when the last man goes home, he switches on a light allows him time to clear things away and turns itself off !"

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:37:00 / 01:38:13:00
    ON 274 B

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