Kodak Brownie Turret Movie Camera

Made:
1958-1959
maker:
Kodak

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Kodak Brownie Turret f/1.9 8mm Movie Camera, 1955
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Brownie Movie camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Movie camera for double run 8mm film, 25' load. No 1796118. Fitted with a Cine Ekatanon lens F:13mm f/1.9. Cine Ektanon lens Telephoto F:24mm f/1.9. Cine fixed aperture at 1.2 stop intervals to f/16. Depth of field scales engraved on lens barrels. Optical frame finder, folding colour coded indicator of lens fields on front lens, sliding parallax adjustment on rear lens. Clockwork motor, approx 50 secs running per wind. Rotating footage indicator. Sprocketless claw drive. Continuous lock on exposure button. Provision for exposure guide card. Eastman Kodak Co, 1958-1959.

Kodak Brownie Turret f/1.9 8mm Movie Camera, made in the United States in 1955.

Fitted with a Cine Ekatanon lens F:13mm f/1.9. Cine Ektanon lens Telephoto F:24mm f/1.9. Cine fixed aperture at 1.2 stop intervals to f/16. Depth of field scales engraved on lens barrels. Optical frame finder, folding colour coded indicator of lens fields on front lens, sliding parallax adjustment on rear lens. Clockwork motor, approx 50 secs running per wind. Rotating footage indicator. Sprocketless claw drive. Continuous lock on exposure button. Provision for exposure guide card. Eastman Kodak Co, 1958-1959.

This is a cine camera for double run 8mm film with 25 feet load. It has three lenses on a rotating turret; a 13mm, a 24mm and a 9mm wide angle lens. Double run 8mm film is run through the camera twice, the first time exposing half of one side of the film, the second time half of the other side. The film is then cut and spliced together to create one length of film of 50 feet.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/2324
type:
cine camera
taxonomy:
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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