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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Little Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Little Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
Specto Royal 8mm Projector Type204
Specto Royal 8mm portable cine projector, type 204, for standard 8mm film. 1960-1961. Camera built in to case. Serial No 3896. Lentar 20mm lens f/1.4. Bought by A Gill in 1961 for £28/9/6d.
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.
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.
Beck-Steinheil Orthostigmat lens
Beck-Steinheil Orthostigmat lens. Series IV No.1, F2.87" F12-45. No. 12849. Fitted to 1990-5036/2927, W Watson & Sons quarterplate stand camera.
Beirette Model II 35mm Camera
Beirette Model II 35mm single lens refelx camera. fitted with Meritar 45mm. f2.9 lens by E Ludwig, Serial No 1498511, in Priomet shutter. bought from Boots in 1967 for £6 5 shillings. Used mainly for colour slides.
Kodak Kodascope 8 Model 30 projector
Kodak Kodascope 8 Model 30 projector. For 8mm film 200 feet reels, claw intermittent, 2 sprockets. Motor speed control, lamp switch, for 110 or 240 volts.
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.
Krugener's delta camera
Trademark triangle containing AG over sunset. Box form magazine camera for 9 x 12cm plates rapid rectilinear lens sliding plate with two apertures, fixed focus. Two reflecting finders with hoods. Plate in carriers help horizontally in upper compartment swinging into focal plane when knob on camera front is pulled. Three plate holders. No 3805.
'Humpty' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Humpty', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
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.
Watkins Exposure Meter
Watkins exposure meter, made by R. Field and Co. Birmingham. Cylindrical form; pendulum cap. Actinometer from carrying long strip of sensitive paper under tinted disc. Calculator on body - 6 scales, 4 rotating, two fixed.
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.
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.
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.
Kodak Ektra 200 camera
Pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; Kodar 22mm lens; DV optical finder; integral handle/cover. With metalic wriststrap.
Reproduction of prototype Leica, 1913.
Reproduction of prototype Leica, 1913. Lens 1, 1.25, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 00.
Nikon F camera
Single lens reflex camera for 35mm film 24x36mm; Nikko-S Auto lens F:5cm f/2 Serial No 542635; with lens cap 'Nippon Kogaku Tokyo 52mm Patent Pending'; focal plane shutter 1-1/1000 sec. delayed action; pentaprism/meter head, coupling to shutter setting and aperture; match needle in finder and on prism top; set shutter; adjust aperture no. 480256; Camera Serial no. 6451677.
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.
Kowa Ramera model KTC-62 camera-radio
Kowa Ramera Model KTC-62 camera-radio. 16mm sub miniature camera built into transmitor radio. Red and cream plastic. Prominar lens F:23mm f/3.5, Serial No K12342; 3-speed shutter; direct vision finder. Coaxial flash socket. Medium wave radio, frequency range 565 Khz; volume control; earphone socket. serial No 38700.
Kodak EK300 instant camera
Instant camera for PR10 instant film packs; 'Zooming Circle' focusing aid in finder; darken-lighten control; auto-exposure; built-in electronic flash. Brown plastic.
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions. Kodak Limited. 1912-1939.
Puma 'Plus' 120 roll film camera
Puma 120 roll film camera, "Plus", boxed. Made by Puma Cameras Ltd. Purma Anastigmat lens 55mm f/6.3. With metal lens cap.
Brownie Flash IV camera
Kodak Ltd. Box camera for 620 rollfilm 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Meniscus lens, fixed aperture. Sliding plates with yellow filter and close-up lens. Two brilliant reflecting finders. Pin and screw flash contacts. Mottled fawn and brown finish, with gilt trim.
Kodak Duaflex camera
Box camera for 620 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens of fixed aperture. B/I rotary shutter. Large brilliant reflecting finder. With plastic lens cover and braided cord neckstrap. Kodak Limited.
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.
'Big Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Big Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
Merit box camera
Plastic bodied box camera for 127 rollfilm 4 x 6.5cm. Fitted with a Rodenstock lens, f/11 sliding plate with three apertures. B/I rotary shutter. Two reflecting finders. Made in Germany.
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.
Cine Kodak Eight Model 20
Cine Kodak Eight Model 20. Movie camera for standard 8mm film, 25 feet double run. f/3.5-16 anastigmat lens. Clockwork motor, approx. 30 seconds run. Optical frame finder, with parallax indicator in folding handle. Footage indicator sensing feed spool capacity. No. U8548. Kodak Limited. 1932.
Carbine roll film camera
Carbine roll film camera folding roll film /plate camera. 5 x 4" pictures. Ross homocentric lens F:5", f6.3-22 No 85678 Lukos III shutter 1/2/5/25/50/100/B/B. Wire cable release, sliding rising and cross front, sliding focussing brilliant reflecting finder.
Take a Kodak with You
Kodak advertising poster: 'Take a Kodak with You'. Designed by George Walton c. 1905. Kodak girl on the beach.
Wynne's Infallible Exposure Meter in silver case
Actinometer watch-type meter, full size, in engine-turned silver case. Hallmarked AW 'X' for 1897. Round meter with white face and insturction booklet.
Hurter and Driffield actinograph
Hurter and Driffield Actinograph. Small mahogany box containing exposure calculator, slide rule type. Scales for plate speed: 0.5-300 H&D. Exposure time: 0.05-60secs. Aperture: f/2.8-65 52 degrees 30' 0".
Kodak Reflex II Twin Lens Reflex Camera
Twin lens reflex camera for 620 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Fitted with a Kodak Anastar lens F:80mm f/3.5-22 both taking and viewing lenses. Flash Kodamatic shutter 2/5/10/25/50/100/300/B/T. Coaxial bayonet flash socket. Gear connected focusing front cells. Ground glass reflex focusing screen. Hood with magnifier ad frame sports finder. Knob automatic windon with exposure counter. No.64556. Eastman Kodak 1948-1954.
Kodak Digital Science DC20 digital imaging camera
Kodak Digital Science DC20 digital imaging camera, 1996. Serial Number EKP61400617.
Lenses for Mamiyaflex C3 (Professional) camera
Mamiya Camera Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan. Twin Lens reflex camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 2 1/4". Interchangeable lenses; Mamiya-Sekor F:80mm f/2.8 No 793780 and 791148; Mamiya-Sekor F:18cm f/4.5 No 737671 and 735823. Seikosha-S shutters. No 97392. With pressed metal lens caps. With instructions book (filled). See also 1990-5036/4971.