Black and white shot of patterned backdrop with caption ‘Novel Christening. First ‘’Moth’’ aeroplane for a commercial traveller’s use, is christened with petrol, at Stag Lane Aerodrome. 1673, Gaumont Graphic.’’
Black and white footage of an aeroplane with men in uniform around it.
Mrs. George Wilson, the wife of Assistant General Manager of Shell-Mex, and a man are at the top of a ladder, Mrs Wilson pours Golden Shell Oil into the plane.
Mrs Wilson is then presented with a bunch of flowers from a little girl.
The pilot climbs inside the aeroplane and someone is in the back, people gather around.
Mrs Wilson pours in more fuel.
We focus on the passengers.
Mrs Wilson pours more fuel and accepts the flowers again before walking off with the child.
Back to the pilot and passenger as two men turn the front propellers of the plane.
Plane is in the air over a field and passes over a house before landing on the grass.
Men run towards the plane as it lands and run alongside as it comes towards the camera.
The plane turns and the men pull it to a stop.
The men then walk alongside the plane and it takes off again into the sky.
© SHELL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED