Sixteen lens cinematographic camera, 1887

Made:
1886-1887 in Paris
maker:
Louis Aimé Augustin Le

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Sixteen lens cinematographic camera, made by Louis Le Prince in Paris in 1887 (with electrical connections)

Sixteen lens cinematographic camera, made by Louis Le Prince in Paris in 1887.

This camera took a series of pictures using 16 independent shutters, fired in sequence. The camera was probably only operated with a single glass plate, limiting the sequence to 16 images, although the patent outlines a complex mechanism involving two moving paper films.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1931-3
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), electronic components, glass, metal (unknown), textile, wood (unidentified)
type:
motion picture camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
  • cine camera
credit:
G M Le Prince
status:
Permanent collection

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