• Short Summary

    Item about three wheeled cycle and motorcycle, and vehicle which can climb steps.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Wonder wheels.

    Tolworth and London.

    M/S of David Shelley riding three-wheeled cycle round traffic island in Tolworth, Surrey. Various shots as he pedals around and comes to a halt. Various shots as David gets off and demonstrates the frame moving side to side independently of two back wheels. M/S of the frame now locked in rigid position to the back wheels. C/U of the handlebars with David's finger on lever that locks frame. M/S of the cycle. M/S as man lifts off carrier used for shopping and fits on baby carriage. M/S of the inventor Mr Wallis driving on narrow track motorcycle, demonstrating the ability to swerve from side to side. M/S as he comes to a stop by the other cycle. C/U motorcycle. C/U footrest of motorcycle. M/S motorcycle as Wallis throttles the engine and drives off. M/S of Mr Wallis on motorcycle swerving towards camera.

    Various shots of the front of climbing vehicle being demonstrated at Queen Mary College in Stepney, London, showing front wheels turning side to side. M/S side of vehicle which is on a crate showing wheels turning. C/U man's hand on switch which operates the front wheels. C/U of the front wheels turning side to side. M/S of electric motor, pan down to back wheel turning. C/U man demonstrating. C/U as he pushes down 'legs' which are attached to the rims of the wheel used for climbing. M/S inside workshop, man sits on the vehicle. Low angle shot of man on vehicle, he comes towards camera to climb platform. C/U of the vehicle climbing and mounting platform. M/S of the vehicle leaving platform, it comes towards camera in C/U. Exterior M/S of the vehicle now going towards three stone steps and climbing them. C/U vehicle now at top of steps, it goes forward through two open doors which then shut.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:41:00 / 01:03:48:00

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