Al-Vista panoramic camera

Made:
Burlington
maker:
The Multiscope and Film Company

Al-Vista panoramic camera. Box panoramic camera for 3 1/2 inch wide rollfilm. Fitted with a rapid rectilinear type lens with Waterhouse stop slot, lens plug. Exposure via slot near focal plane. Traverse speed set by interchangeable vanes on fan governor - 5 numbered 12, 10, 8, 6, 1 stored in compartment at back of camera. Windon adjustable for 5 inches or 10 inches. When set on 5 inch lens is automatically capped halfway through traverse. Film pricker. Brilliant reflecting viewfinder adjustable for two formats. Ball type spirit level. Manufactured by The Multiscope & Film Company, Burlington, Wis. USA. Overall: 180 mm x 240 mm x 150 mm.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/3842
Materials:
cloth, glass, leather, leatherette, metal (unknown), white metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
type:
panoramic 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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