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  • Short Summary

    Crowds of people queue to join the Wireless League and fill out application forms.

  • Description

    Wireless League Enrolling - 1920s.

    Location of events unknown - probably somewhere in Britain.

    Long lines of people enrolling for the Wireless League at Melbourne Place. (Listeners were supposed to acquire a special license and headphones to listen to the radio; by 1923 half a million people in Britain had them; plenty more listened without.)

    People signing papers; etc. (Some great cloche hats on the ladies - SL.) Also shots of young women office workers hard at work typing and sorting papers. Signs on wall: 'The Wireless League is Your Loudspeaker. Join It!'. The women seem to be having fun in their work and a man stands at the end of one of the desks, folding envelopes (?).

    More shots of people going inside the Wireless League Building. Signs read 'Enrol Here For The Wireless League'. A man in a bowler hat goes in carrying a large sack - could be bringing postal applications. Dark shots inside of people signing (from different angle than before). Dark shots of the women typists. Pan across the workers all sitting perfectly still - perhaps the idea was to show them not busy, then dealing with the huge influx of applications?

    Communications; radio. Business; typewriters.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2386.03
    Media URN:
    70302
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:45:00 / 01:11:24:00
    Canister:
    ON 290 C

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