Magnesium ribbon burner

Made:
1865
maker:
Unknown

A clockwork-powered magnesium ribbon burner for artificial illumination.

Clockwork mechanism on wooden base, contained within brass cylinder; four feet. Magnesium ribbon carried on external split spool; fed through tube by two rollers. Release trigger; airbrake speed control.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/6999
type:
magnesium ribbon holder
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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