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I found this interesting... although I suspect it's legitimacy.

I agree, has sort of a 20s/30s look... film seems
legit but may be speed corrected. Those early hand
cranked cameras did not produce steady views.

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Why are the signs (clay hill, soft sand, etal) in English, not German ? Was movie sent to US or England as an advertisement ?
Anyway, it's a miracle there were motion pictures at all 100 years ago !!
 

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Although the film titles were in German, the film was made in Grantham. This vehicle was to be the fore runner to the first tank. The base had a box added to it in Lincoln built under top secret circumstances. It is a British Hornsby & Co invention and did originate in Grantham. It is no fake.. It is a British promotional film. True to form when WW1 struck the British Government was anxious for a higher turnover of vehicles. Hornsbys couldnt keep up with demand at the price the Government was prepared to pay so the patent was sold to US firm.
 

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Lombard Steam Log Hauler 1901 to 1917 in Maine. It was said if a man owned three of these, he might
hope to keep one in running condition.
 
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