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  • Short Summary

    The Sea Flea, a crazy vehicle, half boat, half seaplane is tested on the Thames.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " "The Sea Flea" Which looks like a mixture of glider - seaplane, submarine & ship - "hops along" during trials on the Thames."

    Putney, London

    M/S of the boat at anchor with the crew on board on calm water. Side view of a sailor hand cranking the propeller. The propeller starts with spurt of exhaust smoke. M/S of the craft speeding up and down river, passing a long line of barges pulled by tugs. There are buildings and cranes on the embankment.

    Note: see also *PM0702* 702.05 for alternative sequences. Grainy and poor contrast in places.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    702.06
    Media URN:
    33421
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:18:00 / 01:11:53:00
    Canister:
    G 1441

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