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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 4. The Magneto - C/U. Faraday. Theory of magneto induction illustrated by animations. Contact breaker is shown. Sparking action. C/U showing location of contact breaker. Distributor. Cog is turned by hand. Section showing various parts. Starting the engine - C/U of starting handle being cranked. Short shot of exhaust pipe. Side shot of foot being pressed on to "pedal switch" of an electric motor. Shot of exhaust with fumes. Top shot of feet on pedals. Shot of coil? C/U of Bendix pinion. Animation shows operation of the starter. Then real action is shown. C/U of engine - showing location of Bendix pinion? C/U of cogs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2893.05
    Media URN:
    83676
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1935
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:00:00 / 01:39:31:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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