• Short Summary

    Excellent footage of the Central Telegraph Office in London in operation.

  • Description

    Titles read: "TELE-TALES ! - A glance at the great Central Telegraph Office in London"

    Good L/Ss of women operating tele-printers inside the Central Telegraph Offices. M/S and C/U of woman operating morse-key button. M/S and C/U of woman operating teleprinter machine. 'This is part of the Transmitting Room where Telegrams are sent to all parts of the Continent. Good shots of the machinery in the transmitting room. L/Ss of telegram being carried along machines on the ceiling on a mechanical arm. M/S of man sorting telegrams. C/U of telegram being dropped into a tube, a large lever is pulled. C/U of dial which on one side reads 'CHARTER TUBE' and on the other 'CLEAR TUBE'. M/S of woman emptying tray of telegrams form tubes.

    C/Us of someone's hands operating a telegraph machine that has similar keys to a piano. Several shots of the cogs and wheels of machinery turning at speed. C/Us of another telegraphic machine spooling out roll of paper. The commentator says it is capable of 150 word per minute. L/S and C/U of women using a tele-writer. Good M/Ss of women at work in the phono-gram room. C/U of woman worker passing on a telegram over the phone from a Mrs Smith.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1598.04
    Media URN:
    50940
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:53:00 / 01:08:33:00
    Canister:
    PSP 756

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