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National Science and Media Museum
The objects on display at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford explore the science and culture of light and sound technologies, and their impact on our lives.
Reid II SLR Camera
Reid II 35mm camera for 24 x 36mm pictures. Coated Taylor Hobson Anastigmat lens. F:2 inches f/2-16, Serial No 328898. Fabric focal plane shutter 1/2/5/8/20/30/40/60/100/200/500/1000/T. Interchangeable lens, Leica thread. Coupled rangefinder coincidence type, separate direct vision viewfinder. Flash synchronised, two coaxial sockets for electronic and flash bulbs. Accessory shoes. Reid and Sigrist. Camera Serial No P3277.
Voigtlander daguerreotype camera
Daguerreotype camera made by Voigtlander & Sohn, Wien. All metal camera for circular daguerreotype plates 95mm in diameter. Petzval lens c.f/3.8; conical focusing screen holder; darkroom loaded; camera rests on telescopic stand with three levelling screws. Plate holder and lens hood possibly reproductions. No 81.
Replica of Daguerre-Giroux camera
1839 (original); c. 1988 (replica)
Replica of Daguerre-Giroux camera. Sliding box camera for daguerreotype plates up to 300x220cm. Plate holder replica of original in Museum of Science, Oxford. Achromat lens; sliding lens cover. Ex-Cromer Collection (donated April 1950). Stand is a modern replica by Science Museum workshop about 1988.
Kodak Retina (Type 117)
Retina camera type 117. Folding camera for 35mm for 24 x 36mm. Fitted with a Schneider Xenar lens F: 5cm, f/3.5 No 694235. Compur shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/300/B/T. Helical focusing of whole lens to 3.5 feet. Direct vision optical finder. Rotary exposure counter. Depth of field scale. No. 449875. Kodak AG, 1934-1935.
The Dance in the Park
Framed and glazed silhouette artwork title The Dance in the Park by Lotte Reiniger, 1956. Signed by artist. The work was created by Reiniger as a birthday present for the object donor.
Ilford Witness camera
Ilford Witness camera. 35mm camera; coated Dallmeyer Super-Six anastigmat lens, F:2"; f1.9-22 in bayonet mount, Serial No 373726. Fabric focal plane shutter - two speed rings: 1-T/2/4/8/B-25 and BT/25-1/50/100/250/500/1000. Coincident coupled rangefinder, focussing inf.-3'; movable stop flash synchronising sockets. Accessory shoe.
The Demon Detective camera
O'Reilly's Patent No 10823. Conical metal camera for 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch plates, uncemented achromatic lenses c.F:1 1/2 inch fixed aperture and focus. Flap and shutter before lens work by elastic band. The American Camera Company, c.1890.
Logitech FotoMan digital camera
Logitech FotoMan (Digitalkamera aus der Steinzeit) RA digital camera. Monochrome digital camera. First truly digital camera. 320x240 (latter 376x284) resolution; 1Mb internal RAM; fixed focus f4.5 lens. Serial No FAL22921198. In recharging stand, built-in flash. Logitech, Switzerland, 1990
35mm camera for 50 exposures 32 x 24mm. Wray unilite lens F:50mm f/2-22. Serial No 110095. With fabric focal plate shutter 2/5/10/25/50/100/250/500/1000/B. Automatic exposure counter, shutter cocked and film wound on by recess key in base. Reflex viewing via mirror giving laterally reversed image. Small magnifier in centre of ground glass screen. S-1906. Wray, 1951.
Stereo Realist 2.8 camera
David White Co., Milwaukee, Wisc. Stereocamera for 35mm film 2 x 24mm. Two White Anastigmat lenses f/2.8-22. Two blade shutters 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/200/B/T/ Couple ling base split image rangefinder; separate direct vision optical finder. Hinged lens cover; 'hot' accessory shoe. No 004304. In everready case.
Contax S camera
VEB Carl Zeiss Ikon Jena, East Germany. Solid body 35mm refelx camera for 35mm film 24x36mm. Zeiss, Jena, Tessar lens F:5cm f/3.5-22, No 3220957, interchangeable, screw thread, helical focusing through pentaprism. Fabric focal plane shutter, horizontal travel 1/2/5/10/20/50/100/200/500/1000/B, delayed action lever. Body release, with lock-on time exposures. Film type and speed indicator on rewind knob. Knob windon.
Solid-body coupled rangefinder camera for 35mm film 24x36mm. Zeiss Tessar lens F:5cm f/2.8-22, No 1543338. Tube errected, helical focusing coupled to coincidence type rangefinder (faulty), depth of field scale. Metal vertical running focal plane shutter 23/50/100/200/500/1000/T. Direct vision optical finder, seperate from rangefinder. Rotary frame counter; accessory shoe. Lens interchangeable, on three point bayonet mount. Sliding mask for tele lens over viewfinder. No A U 65520.
Camera Lite camera Model B
Subminiature camera for 8mm wide film 6x6mm concealed in cigarette lighter' f/8 lens, B/I shutter, fixed focus; frame finder in lighter top; functioning flint/petrol ligther.
Packaging for Camera Lite camera Model B
Original carton with plastic slip case and instruction leaflet 'Picture taking with 'Camera Lite''.
Camera Lite camera Model B
Box of 3 Minori Pan SS films for Suzuki Camera Lite Model b. 6x6mm 20 exposures; high speed, non-halation, fine grade, ultra. Develop before January 1957. With instruction leaflet.
'Humpty' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Humpty', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
Kodak EK8 Instant camera
Folding camera for Kodak Instant Print film PR-10; auto exposure; darken-lighten control; brightline finder incorporating coincidence rangefinder; battery test button; flip-flash socket; motorised picture ejection.
Kodak Super Six-20 camera
Folding camera for 620 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4". Kodak Anastigmat Special lens No 689, F:100mm, f/3.5-22. Five blade shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/200/B/T. Aperture setting coupled directly to photoelectric cell for automatic exposure control. Helical front-cell focusing coupled to split image rangefinder with triangular central field, combined with viewfinder. With leather hand strap. Lever wind-on. No 59714. The camera was designed by Joseph Mihalyi and styled by Walter Dorwin Teague.
Fibreglass model of 'Talos'
Painted resin fibreglass model, cast from original mould by Ray Harryhausen of creature from `Jason & The Argonauts' (1963): Talos. This model, in resin and fibreglass, was made from the same mould as the original, which was cast in latex around a metal armature.
Eumig C4 8mm Cine Camera
eumig C4 cine camera. For doublerun 8mm film; Berthiot Perlynx lens F12.5, f/2.5, No 301897. Electric motor drive; DV optical finder.
'Little Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Little Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
Stereo cards for 3-D Vistascreen viewer 'Art Studies No2'
Photographic prints; 11x45mm; Art Studies No 2 series 42. Ten views in total.
Pocket Tripod for Compass Camera
Pocket tripod in fountain pen shape. Opens to 9 or 12 inches high with a built in ball and head socket. Jaegar LeCoultre, 1937.
Cinerex SU200 Super-8 Sound Projector
Cinerex SU200 Super-8. 8mm sound projector with microphone. Serial No 77050515. Film reel missing. Purchased 1978 for £142.18.
Nicnon TF.S binocular camera outfit
Nicnon TF.S binocular camera outfit, 7 x 50 prismatic binoculars, variable interocular separation, centre wheel focusing, calibrated in feet, =2, -4 dioptre adjustment on each eyepiece. Field 300 ft at 1000 yds. Nicnon lenses F/3.5, F: 165mm coated. Righthand lens Serial No103548 sliding lens hood. Halframe 35mm camera fitted to side of righthand lens, motorwind, shutter speeds 1/60, 1/125/ 1/250. Corss graticule in righthand section. Accessory show, tripod bush. With leather neckstrap. Serial No.703609. Nichiryo international corp ltd. c.1974.
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions. Kodak Limited. 1912-1939.
Ensign Auto Kinecam '16' Model B
Ensign Auto Kinecam '16' Model B. Clockwork powered camera for 16mm film, 100' load. Single sprocket and claw drive. Cinar anastigmat lens fitted, F: 1 inch, f/2.6-16 in focusing mount. 8 frame per turn shaft hand operation. Release button selects normal half speed or slow motion speeds. Direct vision optical finder. Detachable winding handle or slow motion speeds. Drum footage counter, No.1987. Ensign Ltd, c1931. Exposure stop calculator bolted to left side.
Vista Screen 3D Stereo Viewer
Plastic folding viewer for stereocards 4.5 x 11cm. Rectangular plastic lenses. Vista screen Company Limited
Calotype camera, c 1850
Calotype camera, wooden sliding body camera probably for paper negative materials with Ross lens, with two disc stops, achromatic c. F12 in rack and pinion focusing mount. On brass lens panel, sliding rising front. Extra extension on sliding body, hinged extension baseboard, with sliding bolt catches. Ground glass focusing screen in removable frame. Two double darkslides, with provision for glass to hold paper flat. Two double darkslides, with provision for glass to hold paper flat. Sliding box-type camera (most common in 1840s); Ross lens plate holders for half plate size (16.5 x 12cm).
Rouch's Eureka Detective Camera
Box magazine plate camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch plates. Rouch instantaneous doublet lens No 7023 with 4 Waterhouse stops, Thornton Pickard Roller Blind shutter built in behind lens 15/25/40/60/80, released by pneumatic tube (perished). Two reflecting finders with covers. Sliding lens cover, bag type plate changer built in with 12 metal plate holders. Sliding body focusing. W.W. rouch. 1888.
No 0 folding pocket Kodak Model A-B camera
Self erecting collapsing camera for 121 rollfilm 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, automatic shutter T/I, separate releases, sliding plate with three apertures, one brilliant reflecting finder, No 10795.
Edison Kinetophone (or Phonokinetoscope)
Edison Kinetophone (or Phonokinetoscope); Kinetoscope with cylinder phonograph, an early attempt at creating a sound-film system; early motion picture exhibition device, designed for films to be viewed individually through an aperture on the top of the cabinet.
Agfa Flexilette Twin Lens Reflex Camera
Twin lens reflex camera for 35mm film, 24 x 36mm. Fitted with two Agfa color Apotar lens F: 45mm, f/2.8-22, coated. Helical focusing mount with finder lens, reflex screen with split image finder in centre. Folding hood with magnifier and optical frame finder. Prontor shutter 1/2/5/8/15/30/125/250/500/B. Coaxial flash socket. X-Synch. Lever wind. Rotary exposure counter. Film type reminder wheel. With lens hood. Serial No AB 3850. Agfa c.1961.
Ensign Cupid Camera
Ensign Cupid Camera made by Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Co. Ltd. London. T-Shaped box camera for 120 film 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" single lens fixed aperture T/I shutter, cocked by rod. Collapsing frame finder, black crackle finish. Patent No 194897 and 207637.
Rajar No 6 camera
Plastic collapsing camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a simple lens of fixed aperture. T/I shutter. Reflecting rotating finder.
Bell-Howell Filmo Double Run 8 Model 134-B
Bell-Howell Filmo Double Run 8 Model 134-B. Cine camera for double run 8mm film, 25 foot load. Taylor, Taylor & Hobson Mytal anastigmat lens, F: 12.5mm f/2.5-16 in interchangeable mount. Direct vision optical finder with two hinged masks for telephoto lenses. Variable speed clockwork motor. 16, 32, 48, 64 fps. Disc exposure calculator. Claw intermittent, no sprocket. No. 179302. Bell & Howell.
Tom & Jerry Animation Cel
Tom and Jerry animation cel showing Tom wearing red shorts and using a slingshot.
Tom & Jerry Animation Cel
Tom and Jerry animation drawing showing Tom wearing shorts and stretching a catapult.
Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak camera
Collapsing camera for 127 rollfilm 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Meniscus lens, apertures 1-4. Ball Bearing shutter 25/50/B/T. Brilliant reflecting rotating finder. Black crackle finish. No 1721533.
Coronet 3D camera
Plastic body box camera for stereo, 127 rollfilm 2 x 2 x 1 5/8 inches. Fitted with two meniscus lenses of fixed aperture. Lever cocked instantaneous double shutter. Covering blade on No 1 lens permits single exposures. 'binocular Viewfinder', double binocular direct vision optical finders. Double socket flash contact. Instructions on back plate. Serial No D87476.
Minolta Pocket Autopak 70 camera
Minolta Pocket Autopak pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; Auto exposure; focusing scale visible in brightline finder; magicube socket; closeup lens with yellpw filter indicator in finder; low level light; No 113370. Bought by Thomas Nichols from a photograph dealer for £48.01.
Lancaster 1983 Instantograph camera
Folding stand camera for 3.25x4.25 inch plates; Lancaster patent lens with iris disphragm: f/10; rising and cross front, swing back; track and pinion focusing on lens panel; ground glass screen in Lancaster patent swing-out mount.
Instruction Booklet For Puma 'Plus' camera
Instruction booklet for Puma Plus 120 roll film camera. Made by Puma Cameras Ltd.
The Pistol Flashmeter
Holder for magnesium ribbon. Calibrated in inches and centimetres. Continuous feed by rotating wheel. With five reels magnesium ribbon. In original box.
Linex Stereo Camera
Made by Lionel; Linex Corporation New York. Subminiature stereo camera using special 16mm film in magazine, film moved by pulling film tab. With instructions and specimen strip. Serial No 110409.
Kodak DC40 digital camera
Kodak DC40 digital camera, 1995. F:2.8 lens, 42mm equiv., 37mm threads, ISO 84. LCD screen, built-in flash. No EKD55201664.
Ilford Sportsman 125 35mm camera
Ilford 'Sportsman 125' 35mm camera; Serial no 700245; Prontor 125 shutter; 40mm Color-Isconar lens 1:2.8; Made in West Germany, 1966.
Richard Verascope f40 Stereo Camera
Stereo camera for 35mm film 2 x 24x30mm; twin Som Berthiot Flor lenses F:40mm f/3.5 nos. 1110667, 1110669. Guillotine shutter 1-1/250 sec. optical direct vision finder; separate coincidence type coupled rangefinder; accessory shoe; two coaxial flash sockets (?) not original; ERC; no. 4331084.
No 2 Hawkette camera
Brown Bakelite collapsing camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Meniscus lens, sliding plate with three apertures, T/I shutter, rotating reflecting finder. Kodak Limited. 1930.