Thornton Pickard MKIII H gun camera

Made:
1916 in Altrincham
maker:
Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Company

Thornton Pickard Mark III H (Hythe) gun camera, manufactured 1916. Gunnery training camera in form of Lewis Gun. 2 1/4 rollfilm (film carrier missing) wound on by cocking gun. Long focus lens with three blade shutter in barrel. Fired by pulling the trigger. Punch to mark off exposures. Graticule (missing) to indicate aiming success. Automatic exposure counter to 14. Thornton Pickard. Mounted on wooden display stand.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/3367
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, steel (metal), wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
gun: 290 mm x 975 mm x 110 mm,
plinth: 20 mm x 1020 mm x 175 mm,
type:
gun camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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