• Short Summary

    John Prentice demonstrates plate swimming - with plates strapped to his hands and feet.

  • Description

    Titles read: "The Human Fish!"

    Location of events unknown - could be Glasgow, Scotland.

    C/Us of some round plates, strapped to the hands and feet of John Prentice - plate swimmer. We then see several shots of John swimming in a pool with the plates on. Commentator says the plates give a larger surface than the hands and feet, and a much greater pull is obtained. It certainly looks like an easier way to swim! Mr Prentice demonstrates several different strokes and then dives porpoise-style down to the bottom of the pool.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1100.15
    Media URN:
    38361
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:00:00 / 01:29:13:00
    Canister:
    PT 224

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