• Short Summary

    A large time gun linked to clock in Scottish Observatory fires from Edinburgh castle.

  • Description

    Time Gunner.

    Edinburgh Castle, Scotland.

    L/S of Edinburgh taken from Castle Hill. L/S Castle Hill. L/S entrance to Edinburgh Castle. C/U time gun, M/S as two men manoeuvre it into position on the battlements. Various shots as a blank shell is loaded and the gun is fired automatically by electric impulse from a clock controlled from the Royal Scottish Observatory. M/S explosion. L/S of smoke pouring from battlements of castle. M/S as people check their watches. M/S of a man cleaning the gun out.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1357.13
    Media URN:
    44653
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:52:00 / 01:24:46:00
    Canister:
    NP 208

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