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  • Short Summary

    Long film showing all the ins and outs of how a car works.

  • Description

    The negative of "The Romance of the Motorcar" is titled "The Motorcar and its Mechanism." This record details differences between the pos and neg reels for what is essentially the same film. Check against other records.

    Reel 7. The clutch is described by animated diagrams. Various parts of the mechanism are pointed out in C/U. Continued. Flywheel seen in C/U. Springs are placed into flywheel cover. Foot seen depressing the clutch. Various parts of the clutch are shown in a diagram. Gearbox is explained. Theory of the lever. Archimedes. Differences between gears. Animations. Reverse gear explained by animation. C/U of car engine showing gearbox. Hand prepares to move the gear lever. C/U of the gear lever knob. Foot depresses pedal and gear stick is moved. C/Us of hand moving through the gears. Reverse gear - small lever on side of gear leaver knob depressed before putting car into reverse.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2893.08
    Media URN:
    83679
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1935
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:09:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:28:00 / 02:01:27:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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