Pathé Baby-Cine 9.5mm camera

Made:
1923 in Paris
maker:
Continsouza Manufacturing

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Pathe Baby Cine 9.5mm Camera, 1923
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Constinsouza, Paris. Pathe Baby-Cine camera. Cinecamera for 9.5mm film in Pathex chargers. Berthiot Stellor lens f/3.5-14, Serial No 144055. Handturned, two turns per second. Rotary frame counter. Folding wire frame finder. Claw intermittent. Serial No 066928. British Patent Number 144055. Fitted with 30 foot film charger.

Baby Cine 9.5mm camera by Pathé, made in 1923.

Berthiot Stellor lens f/3.5-14, Serial No 144055. Handturned, two turns per second. Rotary frame counter. Folding wire frame finder. Claw intermittent. Serial No 066928. British Patent Number 144055. Fitted with 30 foot film charger.

The Baby Cine was one of the first cine cameras to be aimed at the home use market. Around 300,000 projectors were produced for Europe and the UK. It is hand-cranked, each turn exposing eight frames of film – embossed in the leather covering were the instructions ‘Two turns per second’.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/4541
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leatherette, white metal (unknown)
type:
9.5mm cine 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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