Vinten HS300 cine camera

Made:
1938 in London
maker:
W Vinten

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Vinten HS300 High-Speed 35mm cine camera
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Vinten HS300 High Speed 35mm cine camera
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Science Museum Group Collection

Vinten HS300 high-speed 35mm cine camera, No 1, with motor and magazine, by W Vinten Ltd, London, 1938.

Vinten High-speed camera No. 1, with motor and magazine, for taking pictures on 35mm cine film, made in England by W Vinten, 1938.

This was the first high-speed camera capable of reaching 300 frames per second using an intermittent mechanism. It was used to film events too fast to be picked up on previous cameras

According to Charles Vinten, his father William Vinten started work on this camera as a result of a bet that he could not make a faster intermittent camera than that of Etienne-Jules Marey. Vinten accepted the challenge, further proposing that he would almost double the speed to 300 pictures per second. After the death of his father in 1937, Charles Vinten completed the design..

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