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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 boat with propeller spinning, followed by a shot of the winged boat taxiing towards camera. It has a boat's hull and seaplane wings with floats, and portholes on the side. M/S of boat-cum-plane speeding up the river with its hull lifting off the water. The boat is almost stationary as it is seen with a man standing on the top, wearing a dark boiler suit, directing. It taxis past camera.

    Note: see also *PM0702* 702.06 for alternative sequences.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    702.05
    Media URN:
    33420
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:00:00 / 01:08:18:00
    Canister:
    G 1441

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