King Edward VII, of England, with Queen Alexandra and daughters, Victoria and Maud, arriving quayside at Swansea Harbor in Glamorgan, Wales to participate in ceremonial cutting of first sod for new dock to be named "Kings Dock" in honor of Edward VII. The royal party is formally greeted by Viscount Windsor, Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan, and Griffith Thomas, Mayor of Swansea.
View of four men near a 1903 Ford model-A car in front of the house. One of the men cranks the car while others sit in it. Car starts and man gets in it. The car moves on the streets. A 1904 Ford Model-C car being driven on a street. The 1904 Model-C and two other more modern cars parked at a residential cross street. A woman and a man sits in the 1904 model-C car as a policeman looks on.
Wright brothers and other men inspect launching rail on the field. A Wright Flyer airplane is maneuvered onto the rail. Men raise a weight up a tower in preparation for catapulting the airplane.
Mix of scenes covering Henry Ford and his Model T cars, Model Ts travel through a stream and along rutted roads and through snow. Ford Model Ts equipped with special wheels travel on the rails along a railroad trestle. One drives slowly along a large pipeline. Views inside Ford auto factory of assembly line operations. Car hoods being pressed into shape. Car bodies on assembly line. Engine blocks moving on conveyer. Car bodies being placed on chassis. Henry Ford walking along garden path at his home, Fairlane, in Dearborn Michigan. Glimpse of Henry Ford joking with Scottish comedian, Harry Lauder, in 1914. Henry ford tinkering with an old steam engine, and later, driving one of his tractors. Ford in his office conferring with employees. Family gathering as Edsel Ford is about to embark on a transcontinental trip with Model T Ford cars, on May 5, 1924. The Fords doing country dances together. Henry Ford camping with Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs (later seen driving a 1918 Ford Model T). Views of the men (who called themselves the "Four Vagabonds," as they dine under a tent and use a large Lazy Susan table. Ford speaking directly into Edison's right ear (he was hard of hearing) while Firestone looks on, amused. Edsel Ford with his father outdoors, and in the Ford factory. Father and son sitting by the Quadricycle with
a 1936 white Ford sedan behind them. Portrait of Henry Ford. Luxury limousine at a mansion. It has no right side door for the chauffeur, and a right hand steering wheel (British built?) Woman enters and luxurious interior is described. Chauffeur enters at left door and slides across seat to right-side steering wheel. Lincoln chauffeured limousine passes and parks in front of a Model T. May 1927, men assemble the body onto the 15 millionth Model T car, and it drives away with Henry Ford as passenger. Old Ford cars brought into plant where they are seen being crushed and scrapped, and their steel recycled into new cars.
Amy Johnson and her husband Jim Mollison pose. The couple takes off from Wales in their airplane 'Seafarer'. View of crashed airplane 'Seafarer' near New York. View of injured Amy Johnson and her husband Jim Mollison in bandages. Amy and Jim are carried into another airplane to Floyd Bennett Field.
A hovercraft to start a travel service between England and Wales. People looking at hovercraft. Hovercraft runs into water. It rides water on a cushion of air. Passengers in hovercraft looking out. View of hovercraft running in sea, creating a strong surge in water and reaching the shore.