• Short Summary

    A selection of stands and exhibits from the British Toy Fair in Brighton.

  • Description

    M/S of a display stand at the British Toy Fair in Brighton, East Sussex, showing boxes of 'The Visible Man'; a man comes into shot and picks up one of the models - a small plastic figure with a full skeleton inside it. C/Us of the model in his hands as he examines it, then as the man replaces the figure we can see the box mounted on the wall behind him, then tilt down to show the standing figure and all the pieces of skeleton spread out on the table. C/Us of the bones, the man's hand picks up a spine, then a pair of feet bones; at another angle we see more bones and organs and he picks up a foot in extreme C/U.

    M/Ss of a stand showing doctors' and nurses' kits and outfits then C/Us of a Merit 'Junior Doctor' set mounted on the wall; open bags show very professional-looking sets of instruments; a closed 'District Nurse' bag. The commentator says "...youngsters of today are becoming so knowledgeable that little short of the real thing is acceptable". C/Us of a pamphlet called 'The General Properties of Matter', then various 'Home Scientist' sets packed full of equipment.

    M/S of a woman sitting next to a baby in a bouncy swing attached to a steel frame; in the background are lots of prams and carry cots. The woman starts to bounce the swing up and down; C/U of baby bouncing (it doesn't look particularly happy about it!), then of it's feet as it moves up and down.

    M/Ss of a young boy in school uniform and cap riding a bicycle with stabilisers round in a circle before some hotels on the front at Brighton. He comes to a halt; C/Us of the front tyre, the boy, tilt down to show him pulling on the brake, the rear wheel with stabilisers attached. M/S of a man riding on a scooter (commentator says it can take "tiny tots of 14 stone or more") along the front; he comes to a halt, another man comes into shot and they both examine the scooter. C/Us of rider pulling the brake, the stand, and the rear wheel spinning freely when the scooter is on the stand. Commentator says "the manufacturing trend today is towards machines or equipment so advanced that they can scarcely be called toys anymore".
    Note: Documentation on file including press releases, leaflets and price lists.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:51:00 / 01:05:04:00
    CP 272

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