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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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Packaging for Camera Lite camera Model B
Original carton with plastic slip case and instruction leaflet 'Picture taking with 'Camera Lite''.
Kodak Ektra 200 camera
Pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; Kodar 22mm lens; DV optical finder; integral handle/cover. With metalic wriststrap.
'Humpty' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Humpty', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
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.
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.
Ensign Selfix 820 camera instructions
Ensign Selfix 820 camera instructions. Barnet Ensign Limited. 1949.
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.
Halina Rolls 35mm
Halina Rolls 35mm. camera; Serial No 923; with 45mm f3.5 Halina anastigmat lens; bought by Phyllis McLaughin at Grattan's where she worked for £5/19/6d, 1964.
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 magnesium ribbon holder instructions
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions. Kodak Limited. 1912-1939.
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.
Instruction Booklet For Kodaslide 50 Projector
Kodaslide 50 Projector instruction booklet.
Polaroid Land Camera Model 80B
Folding camera for instant pictures 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Coated lens. Front cell focusing. Wheel stops, coupled with shutter, EV 11-18 with B facility. Direct vision optical finder. Flash synchronised, hot shoe. No. LC 550030. Polaroid Corporation. Supplied by Hambletons, 3 Norwich Union House, Western Road, Romford.
Kodaslide 50 Projector
Kodaslide 50 Projector; for transparencies. Ektanon lens 4" f3.5. Plug removed.
LogiTech FotoMan Plus digital camera
Logitech Fotoman Plus digital camera with recharger stand. Built in flash; ISO 200 equiv. Threads 27mm lens f/4.5-65mm equiv. Serial No FAL469304121.
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 Multex Model 0 camera
Solid body camera for 127 rollfilm 1 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches. Fitted with an Ensign Multar anastigmat lens F:50mm f/3.5-16 No. 129481. focal plane shutter /2/5/10/15/25/50/75/100/150/250/500/1000/T. Shutter cocked by wind on knob. Coincidence type coupled rangefinder, helical focusing lens mount. Direct vision optical finder. Lens cap. No. H 21085. Ensign Limited.
No 2 Hawkette camera
Collapsing camera in brown Bakelite for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Fitted with a simple lens, T/I shutter, sliding plate with three apertures, rotating reflecting finder. Kodak Limited, 1930.
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.
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.
Packaging For ITT Binocular 110 Camera 407
Original carton with instruction booklet, strap and polysterene packing. For ITT Binocular Camera 407.
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.
ITT Binocular 110 Camera 407
ITT Binocular 110 Camera 407, made in Japan for ITT (The International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation). 110 cartridge camera combined with non-prismatic binoculars (x4); F:80mm f/11 telephoto lens 80mm giving 4 times magnification.; single speed shutter. Described as a 'Unique Dual Purpose Camera for the Active Photographer'.
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.
Praktica FX 3 camera
Single lens refelx camera for 35mm film 24x36mm. Zeiss Tessar lens F50mm f/2.8 Serial No 5116670. Fabric focal plane shutter 1/2 - 1/500 sec. Waistlevel refelx focusing with magnifier and sports frame finder. 2 coaxial flash sockets. No 279920.
Corfield 66 reflex camera
Single lens reflex camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches or plates. Fitted with a Corfield Lumax lens F: 95mm f/3.5-22 No.2212334, helical focusing. Lens made in West Germany. Three point bayonet mount. Focal plane shutter 10/15/20/30/40/60/75/125/250/500/B. Single knob winds on shutter, drops mirror and works counter. Mirror can be locked in up position. Ground glass focusing screen with detachable hood and magnifier. Rada type rollfilm back. No. AA00277. K G Corfield Limited. 1962
Kodak Instamatic 36 camera
For 126 cartirdge film; two-speed shutter; fixed lens; DV optical finder; special hot shoe for flash. A present to Andy Wallace from his wife in 1973. cost £4.74. With flash unit attached.
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.
Kodak pocket Instamatic 400 camera
Pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; electronic shutter, automatic exposure, fitted with flash attachment and blue Silvathia magicube.
Midg No 0 Magazine Plate Camera
Box form magazine plate camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch plates. Fitted with a rapid rectilinear lens f/11-44. Adjustable shutter 1/2/4/10/20/50/75/100/T. With three magnifiers on rotating plate for 4,8 and 12 feet. Two brilliant reflecting finders. Falling plate mechanism, released by sliding knob on camera top. With exposure counter. With 12 metal plate holders with perforated rebates for identifying exposures. No. 189551.
A Derelict Moorland Farm, Haworth, Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights'
A carbon print entitled 'A Derelict Moorland Farm, Haworth, Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights'', by Alexander Keighley, signed, c 1930. Exhibition label on reverse dated 1931-1932.
Bolsey Model C-22 Set-O-Matic camera
Twin-lens reflex camera for 35mm film 24x36mm; Wollensak Anastigmatic lens F:44mm f/3.2 for both taking and viewing; Bolsey Synchro-matic shutter 1/10-1/200; coupled split-image rangefinder; full-size reflex finder coupled to taking lens; separate direct vision optical finder; pin and screw flash contacts; automatic diaphragm setting for flash, coupled to focusing; ERC; no. 635053.
GEC Transistomatic camera/radio Model G822
Seven transistor medium and longwave radio with integral Kodak Insamatic 100 camera; 126 cartridege camera; compartment to store 4 capless AG1 type flashbulbs.
De Luxe frena camera
Magazine box camera for notched cut films 2 1/2 x 3 /12 inches. Fitted with a beck Steinheil Orthostigmat lens No. 10395 US 8-255, four apertures in rotating plate. Rotary shutter 5/10/20/40/ aperture and shutter setting visible through lens. Shutter set through panel in base. With two reflecting finders, spirit level in film change handle with two Taylor Taylor Hobson double levels added. Covered in stitched calf leather with gilt fittings. R & J Beck.
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.
'Jemima' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Jemima', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
Drem Justaphot extinction meter
Justophot Automatic Drem Exposure Meter. Telescope-type meter; scales for time, speed and aperture; in leather case; in original box with instructions. White metal tube with eye-piece. box also contains leather case, abridged instructions and full instructions booklet. Patentee Dr Emille Meyer.
SMC Pentax-A f2 50mm lens
SMC Pentax-A f2 50mm lens No. 2112638. Manufactured by Asaki Optical Co, Japan 1987. With plastic lens cap.
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.