Film ID: YFA 2613 JACK COLLINGWOOD PRESENTS 1930s Visitor TabsDescription This reel features two different films: The first film focuses on ‘Ginge’, a young cat that belongs to the filmmaker, and includes some shots of ‘Ginge’ investigating a snowy garden. The second film sets out to make technological comparisons between the 1930s and the previous half century. Title – Jack Collingwood presents ‘Ginge’. A bespectacled man holds aloft a cat. Title – Ah! Is that a mouse? The cat prowls through a snow covered garden. Title – Ginge decides to investigate. More shots of ‘Ginge’ the cat in the snow. Title – ‘Dash it’ I will have another look. The cat crouches looking at something with interest. Title – S’now use, Ginge returns indoors to play. This sequence shows various shots of ‘Ginge’ the cat playing with bits of string and other toys. The cat is then shown wearing a party hat, while being cradled in a woman’s arms, and later he grooms himself. Title – Chip ‘oft block. Title – Chippy Gingie. The cat then plays with a wicker basket in the garden. Title – The end. Title – J.W. Collingwood presents ‘The march of time’. Title – One remembers the photographer of half a century ago… Outside a house, a man wearing a black suit and top hat brings out a very old fashioned stills camera, which he places on the lawn. Title – What preparations there were! He takes off his bowler hat and goes beneath the black cloth to make adjustments to the camera. Title – Watch out for Dickie… The man then removes the black cloth and places a plate into the camera. Title – See how quickly the modern camera can be operated. Another man appears with a more modern camera (for that period) and takes a picture of the man dissembling his old camera. There is then a close up of the modern camera, which is turned over to show the top of the body. Title – Compare the old clock and the wristlet watch. The filmmaker captures various parts of a grandfather clocks anatomy, before someone stretches out their hand with a wrist watch on it. Title – The quill pen is seldom used today. At a writing desk, a man uses a quill to scribble notes on a piece of paper. Title – The fountain pen now takes its place. A man removes a fountain pen from his pocket and unscrews it before the camera. There is then a shot of someone working away at a typewriter. The final shots in this sequence juxtapose the old fashioned way of gathering up dust (dustpan and brush) with the modern invention of the Hoover. Title – This accordion is more than one hundred years old. A woman sits playing an accordion. Title – A century old music box. An old music box is put to use. Title – The modern gramophone. A record rotates on a gramophone, before the final shot of this film shows a man winding a film camera. Title – The end.