• Short Summary

    Excellent footage of radio controlled robot in Saffron Walden, Essex.

  • Description

    Duplicate version.

    Robot invented. RAF (Royal Air Force) Saffron Walden, Essex.

    C/U Robot (George) head turning, eyes light up and mouth moves. M/S Controller Pilot Officer Sale working robot. C/U Robot walking forward, moves arms and shakes head. M/S Pan from controller to robot walking, controller comes back into picture. C/U Feet of robot approaching. C/U Control set, pan up to controller's face. M/S Robot walking. C/U Control set. M/S Robot, controller walks into picture, puts down set and turns robot's shoulders. C/U Turning robot round, controller puts screwdriver inside robot and loosens nut. C/U Controller takes front from robot, showing inside.

    Cataloguer's note: The robot looks like something from a 'fifties 'B' movie or maybe the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. It's great !

    2010:
    The Robot and its inventor Tony Sale were featured in Metro newspaper:
    http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/848028-1950s-robot-is-back-in-action-after-45-years-in-the-scrapheap

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3398.04
    Media URN:
    92513
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:30:00 / 01:10:34:00
    Canister:
    NP 327

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