• Short Summary

    Policemen in training are stretched on a special machine to reach the required height.

  • Description

    (Pathetone main titles.)

    Titles read: "Stretching things too far! An Australian Police training Cameo - ".

    Sydney, Australia.

    M/Ss of policemen in training at the Langridge School of Physical Culture, riding on bicycle machines and climbing up ropes. We then see a man who is just below the required height for being a policeman. He lies down on a bench, has a kind of chin strap attached to his head and his feet strapped onto the bench. The operator then turns a handle at the end of the contraption to move the lower end of the bench away from the upper, stretching the man as it does so! The man is apparently 2 inches taller after this treatment.

    A much smaller man comes in for the same treatment; he is 5' 3". While turning the wheel on the machine, the operator is distracted by a friend who comes in to chat. When he finally realised he has been stretching the man for quite some time, the man has grown about 2 foot! (Obviously replaced by a taller man while we weren't looking.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1070.01
    Media URN:
    37377
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:10:00 / 01:02:17:00
    Canister:
    PT 148

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The Langridge School of Physical Culture featured here was located at 380 George Street, Sydney.

    Here's an original photo of it from the outside......

    http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/ite
    mLarge.aspx?itemID=41677

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