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  • Short Summary

    Harvesting machines are demonstrated.

  • Description

    Location of this story unknown.

    Introductory intertitle reads: "The soft mellow atmosphere of Autumn, and the glory of the flowing fields of corn - "

    Scenic shot of a field of corn. M/S of a horse drawn plough approaching the camera. Various shots of the horses and plough. "And today also, the new mechanical monsters devour the crops." More modern combine harvester pulled by a tractor is demonstrated. Various shots of the harvester in operation. C/U of the corn pouring from the machine into a sack. Shot from on board the harvester watching the crop being cut. "Reaping, threshing, bagging... even depositing the straw in nice tidy lines - " M/S of the harvester moving away from the camera. C/U of four sacks of corn. High angle shot of the tractor driver from on top of the harvester. View to the rear of the harvester as it moves along. M/S through a gate of the harvester moving through the field. "Batteries of them too, across the Western plains - doing everything but talk..." More shots of harvesters at work.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 703.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    914.21
    Media URN:
    15419
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:10:00 / 01:59:43:00
    Canister:
    EP 181

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