Jessica

1967 , Stratford St Mary (Suffolk)

Promotional film in which a life-size mechanical 'elephant' is put through its paces at Electrophants Ltd.

A life-size mechanical Elephant, 'Jessica', emerges from a garage and children climb aboard. Robin Leslie, the chairman of the firm fixes the safety chain in place. The electrophant takes the children for a ride and then the children dismount. Futher manoeuvers are demonstrated including walking over a man. Lord Hillingdon and Colonel Bill Heald take a ride along with other adults. The internal mechanism and the controls are displayed, then the electrophant is returned to the garage.

Keywords

Combustion engines; Fun rides; Inventions; Mechanical engineering; Novelty machines

Background Information

The 'electrophant' was driven by an internal combustion engine. The promoters of the machine hoped that the film would be shown in the United States and would attract many orders. However, this novelty machine proved not to be a success.

Manifestations

Jessica

  • Barcode
    INV348108
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:19
    Modification Date
    04/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    733106
  • Barcode
    INV368881
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:19
    Modification Date
    04/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    733105
  • Barcode
    INV326763
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:19
    Modification Date
    04/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    733104
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV311052
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:19
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    709454
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV271507
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:30
    Modification Date
    31/03/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    705276
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV238254
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1954
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DVD disk
    Dimension
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    09/02/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    677780
    Sound
    sound
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV188849
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1953
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DVD disk
    Dimension
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    09/02/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    677779
    Sound
    sound
  • Barcode
    INV193229
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-406
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:07:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563495
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV470927
    Canonical Identifier
    A-413
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    colour
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    561308
    Sound
    sound
    Sound System
    variable area

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