• Short Summary

    Odd film showing different kinds of weights and measures.

  • Description

    Weights and Measures. Part of the WEIGHT AND SEA issue.

    Various locations of events.

    Several shots of scales and weights through the ages.

    In the Pathe Studio (?) we see a woman in an apron standing beside a greengrocer's scale. C/U of the lady's legs. Commentator says if you don't have a set of scales like these you can judge weights by other means. Several shots follow that show how much water in a pint glass weighs, and in an enamel bucket. The woman drops three pennies into the scale dish. C/U of the scales reading 1 ounce.

    Animated diagrams show the weight of sacks containing potatoes, coke and coal. Animated sequence shows an atom talking to an electron regarding the latter being heavy (very bizarre). Another drawing shows the world with an estimate of how many tons it weighs - 'Too Heavy!' A large boot kicks Adolf Hitler out of the world, leaving the Soviet hammer and sickle on his bottom - 'Minus That Man - PERFECT!'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1552.11
    Media URN:
    49800
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:06:00 / 01:25:44:00
    Canister:
    NSP 339

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