Vinten Model E 35mm cine camera

Made:
1923-1926 in England
maker:
W Vinten

Two-colour 35mm cine camera and tripod for the Friese-Greene colour system (bicolour), Bookplate model E No. 55. Vinten London W. Lost lens. Serial No. 83963. Cooke Lens Speed Panchro Serial No. 227609.

Vinten Model E 35mm cine camera, made in England, 1923-1926.

The camera was used for the Biocolour two-colour process developed by Claude Friese-Greene, the cinematographer and son of William Friese-Greene. The camera is adapted from the Vinten Model C camera, originally designed by Bill Vinten in 1919. An all-metal construction it has a four-lens turret, built-in pan and tilt head with differential gear mechanism, 8:1 and 1:1 drive from the same crank handle by means of a gear change, and an immediate reverse direct gear drive to both external magazines. Vinten adapted the camera for the Friese-Greene process by changing its gearing and adding filters to the shutter.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1971-143
Materials:
aluminium (metal), copper (alloy), glass, rubber (unidentified), steel (metal), wood (unidentified), zinc (metal)
type:
cine camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
P H Freise-Green
status:
Loan

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