• Short Summary

    Speaking traffic signals demonstrated in Hayes, Middlesex.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Speaking traffic signals. EMI factory, Hayes, Middlesex / Greater London.

    C/U a traffic light changing from amber to red, speaking apparatus seen fitted at side. C/U another shot of traffic signal. M/S group of people at pedestrian crossing. M/S as man walks forward and looks up at lights. C/U traffic lights changing to red. C/U Trevor Barlow (Director of speaking signals and Managing Director to EMI), pan to another man.

    C/U small boy and mother at crossing. M/S people crossing the pedestrian crossing. M/S car going across crossing. C/U man fixing sound apparatus to side of light. C/U as he takes out a length of magnetic tape from the sound apparatus. M/S people at side of crossing. M/S people looking to right and left before crossing road. M/S group of people crossing road. C/U traffic signal - 'Cross Now'.

    M/S old lady crossing road followed by two girls running across busy crossing. M/S back view of woman pushing pram and little girl crossing road. C/U traffic sign - 'Cross Now'. M/S people crossing road. The typical message is, "Before crossing, look right, look left, look right again, thank you".

    Cataloguer's note: the picture finishes at 02:00:21, but the soundtrack continues with the talking signals giving their instructions.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2248.22
    Media URN:
    64993
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:50:00 / 02:01:49:00
    Canister:
    UN 2055 B

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