• Short Summary

    Man demonstrates new Swallow Gadabout scooter on London streets.

  • Description

    Title reads: "The Gadabout".

    London.

    M/S of man walking out of front door of town house, down steps and into an underground garage. He comes out pushing Swallow Gadabout, the first type mass produced scooter. The scooters are mostly for export.

    C/U of engine cover being lifted to show the engine. The man gets on the scooter, kicks the starter and drives off down the street. He stops to buy a newspaper from street vendor outside Sloane Square tube station. Various shots of man on scooter driving through heavy traffic.

    He stops at a garage for petrol. C/U of man putting petrol pump into scooter. He comes to a stop at the kerb and leans scooter on its stand. We see him walk away from the scooter.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1229.12
    Media URN:
    33879
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:36:00 / 01:22:22:00
    Canister:
    NP 127

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