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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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''.
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.
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.
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 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 magnesium ribbon holder instructions
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions. Kodak Limited. 1912-1939.
National camera C-R1 with radio
Pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; Fujinon 23mm lens f/5.6, fixed focus; Mechanical shutter 1/250 sec.; aperture of f/5.6 or f/11 set by cartridge insertion (ASA 100 or 400_ built-in electronic flash; radio AM 520-1610 KHz; 9 transistor; 120 mW output; tuning indicator; Serial No A1425363.
No 1A Pocket Kodak Series II camera
Self erecting folding camera for 116 film 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Fitted with a Kodar lens F: 131mm f/7.9-45. No 1 Kodex shutter 25/50/T/B. Front cell focusing 100-5 feet, Rotating brilliant finder and autographic back. No 258713. Kodak Limited 1932-1935.
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.
'Humpty' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Humpty', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
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.
Steineck ABC wristwatch camera
Made in Germany by Steineck Kamerawerk. Subminiature camera for discs of film 25mm diameter, 8 exposures 7mm diameter. Steinhetl VI lens F:12.5mm f/2.8 fixed aperture, coated cobir enamel. Two-speed rotary shutter. Refelcting finder - concave mirror and ball and pin sight. Wristwatch shaped, on green leather strap. In case. Could be Steiner-Optik GmbH?. Designed in Germany by Dr R Steineck.
Thornton Pickard Imperial Triple Extension Camera
Folding stand triple extension camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch plates. Fitted with an Aldis anastigmat lens No.2 f/6-45 No. 40668 (Aldis). Thornton Pickard Time and Instantaneous shutter 15/30/45/75/90/T. Sliding and rising front, sliding cross and falling front. Swing front and back. Reversible back. Rack and pinion focusing on front and rear panels with triple extension. Built in tripod turntables. Separate tripod legs. Thornton-Pickard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vanity Vest Pocket Kodak Series 3 Camera
Vest Pocket Kodak Series 3. Folding camera for 127 rollfilm 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Fitted with a Kodak anastigmat lens F: 83mm f/6.3-32 No.53125. Diomatic No,0 shutter 10/25/50/100/B/T. Autotime exposure scale. Brilliant reflecting rotating finder. Screw focusing. Autographic back. Textured grey finish with gold lines. No.94603. Eastman Kodak, 1928-1933.
Model motorcycle and sidecar used in animated film 'A Close Shave', 1995
Resin casts of Wallace and Gromit in motorcycyle sidecare combination, made from the original model by Aardman Animations Ltd in 1999. Origianl model featured in Aardman animated film 'A Close Shave', 1995.
No 3 folding pocket Kodak model A
Folding camera for 118 rollfilm 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Rapid rectilinear lens, sliding plate with three apertures, built in rotary shutter, separate releases for T & I. Rotating brilliant reflecting finder with hood, sliding focusing. NO 24523. Eastman Kodak 1900-1903
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.
Ricoh Mirai Autofocus 35mm SLR camera
Ricoh Mirai autofocus 35mm S.L.R. camera, serial No.47108542. With power zoom lens 35-135mm 1:4.-5.6, macro; with lens cap. Manufactured by Ricoh Company, Japan, 1988. retailed by Johnson's Photopia.
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.
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.
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.
'Poppy' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Poppy', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
No 3 Kodak Series III camera
Folding camera for 118 rollfilm 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Fitted with a Kodak anastigmat lens, F:127mm F?6.3-45, No 104717. No 1 Kodex shutter, 25/50/T/B with cable release. Lever focusing, screw rising front. Brilliant reflecting finder, (front lens missing). Autographic back. No 20021.
Velox Photographic Paper
One packet of Velox Vigorous Art paper and one packet of Velox VV-2 paper ( 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches).
Packet of 'Paper Nitric'
Red paper packet of 'Paper Nitric' for Agfa 'Flashlight-Lamp', manufactured in Berlin about 1922.
Kodak Digital Science DC20 digital imaging camera
Kodak Digital Science DC20 digital imaging camera, 1996. Serial Number EKP61400617.
Carton for No 2 Special Hawkeye Camera
No 2 Special Hawkeye camera carton. Eastman Kodak.
Packaging For Kodak Pocket Instamatic 200 camera
Packaging for pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; plastic box with transparent lid; instruction booklet; fabric wriststrap; empty 24 exposure 110 Kodacolor II film cartridge.
Canon L2 35mm Camera
Canon L2 355mm with rangefinder.50mm f1.5 Canon lens Serial No 26538, with metal lens cap embossed 'Canon'. No 537800. Everready case.
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.