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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.
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.
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.
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.
Reid II SLR Camera
Reid II single lens reflex camera35mm 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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''.
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 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.
Tom & Jerry Animation Cel
Tom and Jerry animation cel showing Jerry being hit by a rock.
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.
'Little Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Little Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
Tom & Jerry Animation Cel
Tom and Jerry animation drawing showing Jerry being hit by a rock.
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.
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.
Flash Reflector With 'Sashalite' Flash Bulb
Hand-held flash reflector with moulded plastic pistol grip, metal dish, fitted with `Sashalite' brand flash bulb, screw fitting. British made, 1930s, Patent 370142.
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.
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.
Box for 'Sashalite' Flash Bulb
Card box for `Sashalite' brand flash bulb, screw fitting. GEC Ltd, 1930s.
Heyde's Actino Photometer
Extinction meter for use of ground glass screen. Blue filter in eyepiece. f/4.5-36 aperture range. 80 secs to 1/200 sec time range. Pressed metal circular case containing white metal meter. Cardboard and metal liner in case.
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.
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.
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.
'Humpty' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Humpty', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
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.
Kodak Brownie Six-20 Camera Model D
Kodak Ltd. Box camera for 620 rollfim 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Meniscus lens, fixed aperture. Rotary shutter, B/I. Slide with close-up lens. Two-pin flash contacts. Two brilliant refelcting finders.
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.
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.
Accessories For Nishika N8000 3-D 35mm camera
Accessories for Nishika N8000 3-D 35mm camera, 1989. Instruction booklet; warranty card; order form for film processing; carrystrap.
Wynne's Infallible Exposure Meter in silver case
Original enamel tin packing for Wynne's Infallible Exposure Photographic Exposure Meter, with chamois leather pouch, card of plate speeds and instruction book, marked 'June 1921'.
Vest Pocket Kodak Camera
Vest Pocket Kodak Camera. Folding camera for 127 rollfilm 1 5/8 x 2 1/2". Achromatic lens exposure guide/stops Nos 1-4. BB shutter 25/50/B/T. Reflecting brilliant finder. Black enamel finish. No. 463388
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thornton Pickard junior special reflex camera
Single lens reflex camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch film packs. Fitted with a Taylor Taylor Hobson Cooke anastigmat series XI lens no 123826 F: 6 1/4 inch f/3.5-16. Sliding rising front, rack and pinion focusing, focal plane shutter 10/15/25/50/75/100/150/200/300/500/1000/T. Shutter released by mirror raising knob, rotating back with Thornton Pickard film pack adaptor. Ground glass focusing screen with depp hood. Thornton Pickard.
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.
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.
No 0 Buster Brown Box Camera
Ansco Co, Binghampton. Box camera for 127 rollfilm 2 1/2 x 1 5/8". Simple lens, fixed aperture. Flip-flop rotary shutter, T/I. Two reflecting finders. Covered with maroon leatherette wwith gilt trim. Pat. Sept. 20 1910.
Dixons Sharpshooter Disc camera
Dixons Sharpshooter Disc camera, c. 1983. Made in Hong Kong.
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.