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  • Short Summary

    Demonstration of a Travolator in New York, America.

  • Description

    French titles.

    An early trial version of a moving pavement; the Travolator; is demonstrated in New York in 1924. It was supposed to help relieve congested streets.

    United States of America (USA).

    The wooden pavement has 4 different lanes: the first is stationary; the 2nd moves slowly; the 3rd at medium speed; and the 4th is the fast lane which has a row of benches.

    A line of men in business suits and hats step up onto the stationary platform; then walk across the various-speeded lanes (like changing lanes on the motorway) and take seats on the benches.

    Shot from above shows the men nonchalantly sitting on the benches; whizzing round a curve. Looks like a bizarre adult merry-go-round.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2522.27
    Media URN:
    77721
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:24:00 / 01:38:09:00
    Canister:
    ON 491 N

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