SNOW PLOUGH, the

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Subjects:

  • Environment, the
  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • DALRYMPLE, J. Blake
  • Elder Dalrymple Productions / Elder Films
  • ELDER, John C

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: SNOW PLOUGH, the

Reference number: 1637

Date: 1936*

Sponsor: Educational and General Services

Production company: [ Elder Dalrymple Productions]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.20 mins

Description: A history of the snow plough from the earliest wooden wedge drawn by a man to the horse-drawn plough to the snow plough attached to a lorry.

Teaching notes.

Shotlist: Title (.04); Field scene and road covered in snow near a farm (.28); Man using wooden "snow plough" - a triangular shaped piece of wood pulled along like a sledge (1.16); Shots of path cleared of snow (1.23); Shots of a larger version of the wooden snow plough being attached to horses (1.57); Shots of horses being driven along a road by a man, another man sits in the snow plough to weigh it down (2.11); Horses pulling the plough, rear view of the effect of the plough on the snow (2.22); Front view of the horse-drawn snow plough in action (2.31); Shots of the horse-drawn snow plough moving down the road, with rear view of the pathway it is creating through the snow (2.49); Shots of a lorry with a snow plough attachment. Man shovels sand or salt onto the roads as snow plough clears the side of the road (3.04); Shots of the road now cleared by the snow plough and car as it travels along same road (3.17); The End (3.20)