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 connnections) Made by Le
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Sixteen lens cinematographic camera, made by Louis Le Prince in Paris in 1887 (with electrical connections). Black and
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Sixteen lens cinematographic camera, made by Louis Le Prince in Paris in 1887 (with electrical connections). Black and
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

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.

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