The Kingston camera

Made:
1950 in London
maker:
Arthur Kingston

The Kingston camera. Prototype plastic bodied camera for 127 rollfilm 1 1/4 x 1 /58 inches. Fitted with a Kingston plastic lens and rotating plate with two apertures. T/I shutter, with adjustable speed. A single control knob sets time exposure, Bright and Dull apertures and advances the lens for portraits. Large direct vision plastic lens finder. Compartment for spare film. Two pins contacts for flash. Cable release socket. Arthur Kingston. Overall: 130 mm x 72 mm x 72 mm.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/3229
Materials:
metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), white metal
type:
rollfilm 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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