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  • Short Summary

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

  • Description

    c. 1935

    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 1. Petrol station sequence. Lighting of petrol in lab. Petrol poured into test tube, placed in stand, electric current passed through to make a spark. Hand presses down switch (this shot not on pos?) explosion. Baffles and float illustrated by tipping car chassis. Journey of petrol indicated with a pointer. Carburettor is demonstrated - animations. The petrol tank float is illustrated. Drawing and animations used to show workings of the petrol tank. Throttle. Carburettor. C/Us of carburettor working in cross section (not on pos?). C/Us of engine.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2893.02
    Media URN:
    83673
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1935
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:09:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:01:00 / 01:11:17:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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