This film is part of Free

Food Supply

Grace and power - the miracle of the “gravity runway”.

Advert 1921 9 mins Silent


The visual splendour - as well as practical benefits - of overhead runways and conveyors are marvellously illustrated in this promotional film shot in unidentified dockyards. The company which made the equipment, called Rownson, Drew & Clydesdale Ltd, was established in 1821, and later moved into making baggage handling apparatus for airports.