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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.
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.
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.
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
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''.
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.
'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.
Tasco Binocular Camera
Tasco Binocular camera made in Japan by Tasco Sales Inc. 110 cartridge camera combined with binoculars, 7x20, field 508 at 1000 yards. F:112mm, f/5.6, Tele-Tasco lens. In original carton. Serial No 7713949.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Ektra 200 camera
Pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; Kodar 22mm lens; DV optical finder; integral handle/cover. With metalic wriststrap.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Coronet Vogue camera
Self erecting folding camera for 828 rollfilm 50 x 30mm. Fitted with a meniscus lens f/10 T/I shutter. Direct vision optical finder. Moulded in brown bakelite. Coronet Camera Co.
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.
Kodak pocket Instamatic 400 camera
Pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; electronic shutter, automatic exposure, fitted with flash attachment and blue Silvathia magicube.
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.
'Jemima' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Jemima', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
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.
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions. Kodak Limited. 1912-1939.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
Kodak Digital Science DC20 digital imaging camera
Kodak Digital Science DC20 digital imaging camera, 1996. Serial Number EKP61400617.
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.
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.
Vista Screen 3D Stereo Viewer
Plastic folding viewer for stereocards 4.5 x 11cm. Rectangular plastic lenses. Vista screen Company Limited
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.
Kodak Extra 100 camera
Kodak Extra 100 camera. Kodar 22mm lens. Orange button version.
The Ensign Sanderson camera
Folding hand stand camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 plates. Fitted with a Ross combinable lens F: 5 3/4 inches, 9 1/2 and 10 1/4 inches, f/5.7-45 or f/11-64 No.133714, 133713. Rimset compur S shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/200/B/T, delayed action. Slidng and rack and pinion focusing. Double extension. Secondary rack and pinion within body for wide angle lens use. Flap in body top to permit extra rise. Ground glass focusing scree with sprubg folding hood. Drop front. Spririt level on baseboard. REflecting viewfinder missing. Of ebonised black wood and plated metal finish. No. 26352 Body C 910. Houghton-Butcher. c.1930.
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.
'Little Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Little Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.