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  • Short Summary

    Mr. Matthews - a famous inventor - demonstrates his invisible beam that detonates explosives.

  • Description

    London.

    Title: "WAR'S LATEST TERROR! Mr. H. Grindell Matthews - the famous inventor - demonstrates his new discovery. An invisible beam that will detonate explosives".

    C/U of Mr. M. standing outside his house. M/S of Mr. M. tipping some powder from a tin onto a crate in front of a brick wall, he stands back, there is a small explosion.

    Intertitle: " ... or stop a motor engine".

    C/U of a strange looking contraption consisting of a pendulum and a fan - a model of a motor engine? What looks like a beam from a torch shines onto the contraption, as the beam hits the fan it stops moving, when the beam is removed it starts, the same happens with the swinging pendulum as the light hits it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    338.28
    Media URN:
    24368
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:42:00 / 01:46:37:00
    Canister:
    G 1081

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