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  1. News in a Flash!

    Date released
    3 Mar 1949
    Series name
    Universal News
    Issue no
    1944
    NoS ID
    150529
    Story no
    4 / 6

    Automatic starting device for sprinters at Madison Square Garden.

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  2. Automatic Inspection System for Chain Linkages (2009)

    Subject
    Engineering

    Short video demonstrating an automatic ultrasonic inspection system for chain linkages. This device was developed by the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU)...

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  3. Look - No Hands

    Date released
    7 Sep 1964
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    1840
    NoS ID
    025665
    Story no
    1 / 5

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Look - No Hands!. DESCRIPTION: The first jet airliner designed for fully automatic landings is the Trident. When the new device is switched on, it can do everything that a pilot can do...

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  4. New Life Saving Device. The Boonzaier Automatic Coupling Which Obviated Shunters Risks, Tested at Clapham Junction L&SW Railway.

    Date released
    14 Mar 1921
    Series name
    Gaumont Graphic
    Issue no
    1041
    NoS ID
    078308
    Story no
    2 / 5
    Extras
    1 film clip

    SHOTLIST: Coupling attached to railway wagon.

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  5. Automatic Signal System is Tested

    Date released
    26 Mar 1931
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    94A
    NoS ID
    002922
    Story no
    1 / 5

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Automatic Signal System Is Tested. DESCRIPTION: Great Western Railway sponsor new railway device, to reconcile fast service with safety first. SHOTLIST: CU of driver in cabin talking...

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  6. Automatic Car Parking

    Date released
    29 Sep 1968
    Series name
    Pathe News
    Issue no
    68/79
    NoS ID
    113274
    Story no
    4 / 8
    Extras
    1 film clip

    A British company markets a new device for doubling the capacity of any car park with a one-over, one-under lift system.

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  7. Fax Machine, The / The Lift (1992 Video)

    Director
    Frank Prendergast
    Producer
    Elizabeth Queenan
    Subject
    Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 52 min., 1997 sale: £14.99 (+VAT +p&p)

    Tim Hunkin humorously explains the workings of some familiar machines. His technique is to present the scientific principles and show how the machines evolved by using demonstrations and animated cartoon...

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  8. Line Overload Indicator

    Series name
    Living Tomorrow
    Issue no
    69
    NoS ID
    351134
    Story no
    2 / 4

    COI synopsis: When lightning strikes electricity power lines and there’s black-out, this neat, automatic device immediately helps to pinpoint the break, saving hours of frustrating checking.

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  9. Gobblers!

    Date released
    10 Dec 1931
    Series name
    Eve And Everybody’s Film Review
    Issue no
    549
    NoS ID
    332878
    Story no
    2 / 4

    British Pathe synopsis: "Filmed at Great Kingshill High Wycombe." Introductory intertitle reads: "Nature’s prize walking comedians - nearest rivals to the penguin -" L/Ss of ducks running along in a field....

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  10. Luxury Bed

    Date released
    2 Mar 1959
    Series name
    Colour Pictorial
    Issue no
    218
    NoS ID
    120690
    Story no
    2 / 3
    Extras
    1 film clip

    Pathe synopsis: Introducing a bed which is a real layabout’s paradise - a bedside control panel enables you to draw the curtains, turn on the matress heaters, switch off the lights and turn on the portable...

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