• Short Summary

    Colonel Harold Taplin tests out radio controlled speedboats which he has designed and built.

  • Description

    Radio controlled model boats designed and built by Colonel Harold Taplin.

    Margate, Kent.

    The camera follows Colonel Harold Taplin and a boy walking along the promenade, the boy is carrying a radio controlled speedboat. L/S as they go up to the quay, also in picture are two other men with speedboats. M/S Colonel taking cabin off speedboat whilst the boy watches. C/U as he touches controls. C/U's of their faces. C/U as he presses switchboard which controls boat. C/U of another man watching. M/S as the Colonel lowers the speedboat into the water.

    Camera follows the boat as it pulls away from the quay. M/S crowd watching. Various shots of the speedboat in the water. The Colonel controls it with the box in his hand. C/U as he presses the controls. L/S speedboat turning in water. L/S people on quay. M/S as the camera follows the speedboat when it heads for the quay. The boy reaches out to get it. M/S crowd watching. M/S as the Colonel and the boy both let go of speedboats. L/S of the two speedboats twisting in the water, they are both being controlled from the same box. M/S pan from the Colonel and the boy watching the boats down to amplifier control. Various shots of the boats speeding through the water and people watching from the quay.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1605.15
    Media URN:
    51497
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:49:00 / 01:29:21:00
    Canister:
    NP 505

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