• Short Summary

    John Laurie and his colleagues carry out tests on telephones to check their clarity. London.

  • Description

    Telephone tests at the Post Office Engineering Research Station to determine the percentage of words received correctly.

    Dollis Hill, London.

    M/S of John Laurie at table talking into microphone. M/S speaker on the wall. M/S man at desk with headphones on taking down messages. C/U girl wearing headphones, camera pans down to notes she is taking. Various shots of John at table taking telephone off stand and fixing another one on. C/U John's face. Various shots of telephone on stand, C/U as John checks adjustments on phone. C/U John's face. C/U code words used in the testing of the phones. C/U as John begins to talk again. C/U sound meter with needle moving. C/U chart and man writing on it, the camera pans up to the man who is wearing headphones. C/U headphones.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1605.28
    Media URN:
    51510
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:45:00 / 01:53:13:00
    Canister:
    NP 478

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