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1955 UK Motorcycle Safety Film
« on: December 21, 2011, 12:21:43 pm »
This 1955 film was produced by Victor Horsman, a Liverpool motorcycle dealership.

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Re: 1955 UK Motorcycle Safety Film
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 04:20:59 pm »
 8) Really enjoyed that. Thanks.
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Re: 1955 UK Motorcycle Safety Film
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 04:56:44 pm »
What a great film!  It was cool to see how similar things are even sixty years on.  Did you notice the Avon tire logo on the box in the shop?  But a lot of things have changed too.  These days you always shift on the left and brake on the right.  The "high speed" roadways were just widened country lanes and the small roads were downright TINY!  The trolley tracks all over the city streets were a reminder of the old days too.

I loved the riding gear.  Though the styles have changed, the function is basically the same.  I've even put newspaper inside the front of my riding jacket on very cold days!

It was really cool to see that - thanks for sharing!  I wish the other 13 minutes of that "40 minute film" had been preserved.

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Re: 1955 UK Motorcycle Safety Film
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 05:55:22 pm »
That was really cool, Steve. Thanks for sharing it! I had no idea anything like that had been done in 1955!

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Re: 1955 UK Motorcycle Safety Film
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 06:48:10 pm »
I have to agree. Using that razor can be a lethal weapon!  I tried shaving once with one of the "old" safety razors and decided growing a beard wasn't such a bad idea after all. I mean I had to cover the scar with something!

Nice old film.
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Re: 1955 UK Motorcycle Safety Film
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 07:21:01 pm »
Thanks Steve! That was really enjoyable. Love the output of the Lucas electrics.

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Re: 1955 UK Motorcycle Safety Film
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011, 01:31:29 pm »
Cool! I noticed that the music in that era's films like this sounds the same regardless of the country! And note the comparison between the revolver and the razor blade!

Also, the hand signal for a right turn is very different than ours. And it appears that some of the same issues exist today such as violation of right of way! And riding parallel to all those trolley tracks gave me the heebie jeebies!

Thanks, Steve. Very interesting!

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Re: 1955 UK Motorcycle Safety Film
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012, 03:50:57 pm »
i am a brit now in texas  what  a great vid  i even  have one of those  455 webley pistols that still works