Prestwich Model 4 cine camera

Made:
1898 in London
maker:
J A Prestwich Industries Limited
and
John Alfred Prestwich

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Prestwich Model 4 35mm cine camera and printer This shows the internal mechanism of the Prestwich Model 4 Camera
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Prestwich No. 4 cinematograph camera with external spool boxes,and tripod,1898.

The Model 4 is for film in 500' or 75' magazines. The Prestwich camera was one of the first to be fitted with detachable external film magazines. The feed magazine is on top of the camera; the take-up magazine at the back. The lens panel is removable so that lenses could be quickly changed and at the top left of the side panel is a dial recording the amount of film used.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1930-754
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), wood (unidentified)
type:
cine camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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