• Short Summary

    A huge girder is manoeuvred through the streets of London to be used in a building.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. World's Largest Girder. 68 ft long - weighing 98 1/2 tons - on a 30 wheeled lorry moved slowly, but successfully into position! The journey from Middlesbrough to Marble Arch cost £20,000!"

    London.

    Various shots of a huge metal girder being carried on the back of a lorry (a Scammell 100-ton tractor) through the streets of London. Large crowds have come out to watch its passage. The lorry is aided by a traction engine (Fowler B6 crane engine).

    Pan up construction site of new hotel (Cumberland Hotel) to show the girder being placed into position.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    871.18
    Media URN:
    12769
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1931
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:30:00 / 01:31:10:00
    Canister:
    31/85

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    More footage of this very same vehicle can be seen in clips 824.02, 669.05 and 814.37.

    It is now housed at the British Vehicle Museum.

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