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Prestwich 35mm cine camera
For 35mm film in 300' internal magazines. No lens; claw intermittent, two sprockets; through-film critical focusing; footage counter; hand turned; single frame shaft. Lens missing.
Lee and Turner Three-Colour Projector
Lee and Turner three colour projector, 1901.
Early kinematographic apparatus:-one small animatograph camera, including film counter, by R. W. Paul
Kodak Brownie 8 8mm movie camera
Brownie Movie 8 camera. Brownie 8 8mm movie camera f/2.7, made by the Eastman Kodak Company in the United States, c. 1960. Serial Number 0283.
Kodak Brownie 8 movie camera model f/2.7
Cinecamera for double run 8mm film; f/2.7 lens; clockwork motor; DV optical finder; No. 22696. Manufactured from both Eastman Kodak and Kodak Ltd parts.
Kodak Brownie Turret movie camera
For doublerun 8mm film, 25' reels; Kodak Cine Ektanon lens F:13mm f/1.9, with converters for telephoto and wide angle. Clockwork drive; folding optical frame finder, parallax compensated. H 10207.
Debrie Sept 35mm cine camera
Debrie Sept cine camera for 35mm film in 10' loading chargers. Fitted with a Paris 'Huet' lens F: 5cm f/ 3.5-32, Serial No 1825, Detachable clockwork motor, rounded case, 'normal' and 'rapid' speed. With provision for single exposure T/I. Brilliant reflex finder. Front lens slides out to form optical frame finder. Helical focusing mount. Intermittent front sprocket drive. Light trapped slits for use as printer/ projector. Frame counter. Serial No E 00423. Andre Debrie. French Patent 2 June 1919. In lined case with four spare chargers.
Bell and Howell 2709 Model B 35mm cine camera
Bell & Howell 2709 cine camera, Model B. Standard Cinemachinery 35mm cine camera. With 4 lens turret, (original lenses are missing (fitted with lens Astro lens 1990-5036/3197). Gate and claw intermittent mechanism missing. Single sprocket. External magazines (2) 400 foot. Hand turned (handle missing), 8 and 1 frame shafts. Variable shutter 170 - 0 degrees. Preset or operated continuously by lever and gear attachment (missing). Rotary footage counter. Critical focuser. Ground glass insert behind turret, opposite taking lens. Thin slot for masks before gate. Shoe for viewfinder. Patents Sept 17 1912 and Feb 13 1917, no 5687. Serial No 932. Originally sold to the Ruby Camera Exchange in New York on 31 August 1929. Has ultra speed movement number 282 in it, which usually meant it was to be used for some kind of instrumentation as it would shoot slow motion images.
Polyrama Panoptique. A paper covered wooden box with sliding lens panel connected by paper covered cloth bellows. Hinged lid and back is coupled by wire strut to permit change from frontal to back lighting. The underside of the lid is covered in gold foil. Sold by J Arnold's Wholesale Retail & Export Toy, Archery & Fancy Warehouse, 38 King William Street, London Bridge. With six transparencies. 'POLYORAMA PANOPTIQUE/BREVET D' INVENTION 3Che du Gouvt' stamped in gold lettering on lid.
Éclair Cameflex CM3 35mm camera
Cameflex 35mm cine camera No 614, with 400' magazine, six lenses and various filters in a fitted box, matt box, along with a portapower battery. Cameflex Standard (CM3) 35mm film camera, manufactured by Etablissement Eclair in 1946.
Newman and Sinclair NS400 cine camera
Newman Sinclair NS400 35\16mm cine camera with ancillary equipment, 1963-1966. Newman & Sinclair cine camera, model number NS400, Serial Number 1008; one magazine on camera, able to run reverse or forwards; 25mm f/2 Cooke Speed Panchrom lens, Series III, Serial Number 601180. Badged with plaque for 'Eyeline Film Facilities, 77 Dean Street, London W1, Regent 3391'.
Clockwork Kinora Viewer
Clockwork motor drive in ornamented cast base; viewer on pedestal with universal joint to permit tilting; two viewing lenses; contains reels showing crane unloading timber. Serial Number 1620. British Mutoscope & Biograph Company Limited, London.
Williamson 35mm cine camera
For 35mm film in internal 300' magazines. Lens missing; second lens tube fitted above standard; double gate, sperated by one frame. Additional mechanism, incomplete, operating guillotine shutters in each gate. Hand turned; footage and fps dials; critical focusing through film (cap missing). Claw intermittent and two sprockets. 'Binocular' mask.
Kodatoy Universal Model 16mm Projector
For 16mm silent film, 100' reels; claw intermittent, two sprockets. Motor speed control; hand rewind for 110 or 240 volt supply.
Bauer Mini S cine camera
Bauer Mini S cinecamera. Cine camera for Super 8 film magazines; Schneider Xenoplan lens F:15mm f/1.8. Auto exposure - cell operates aperture directly; needle visible in DV optical finder. Electric motor drive. This camera was in production from 1966-1968. The followed on from the Mini of 1966-1967. The only difference seems to have been the lens.
Kineoptoscope projector mechanism
Riley 'Kineoptoscope' projector mechanism, (1896). Designed by Cecil Wray of the Bradford magic lantern manufacturers, Riley Brothers. Wray's Patent Number 119. Handle turns double-toothed claw mechanism engaging perforations on the film and advancing it one frame for each downward stroke.
William Friese-Greene's Stereo Cine Camera was manufactured by A Lege & Co, London c. 1890. With brass plate on front, etched 'A Lege & Co / Makers / London'.
Kinemacolor projector on table type stand. 35mm projector for 2 colour successive frame projection. Beater intermittent, two continuous sprockets, rack and pinion focusing and framing. No lens. Spool boxes. Safety shutter operated by centrifugal mechanism. Two sector shutter behind lens, filter wheel ('modern' copy) with red and green filters. Lamphouse with carbon arc. Made by The Natural Kinematograph Co. Ltd., London, 1910. Brass plate incised 'No 66'.
Acmade high speed rotating prism camera
Acmade high speed rotating prism camera, made in limited numbers (less than ten) for the ARDE (Armament Research and Development Establishment), Fort Halstead, West Kent, and RAE (Royal Aircraft Establishment), Farnborough, for rocket, missiles and aircraft trials, British (date c. 1950?).
Fujica Single 8 P1 camera
8mm cine camera, Fujica Single-8 P1 camera. Uses Fuji proprietary Super 8 film cassettes. Fujinon 1.8 / 11.5mm lens. Made by Fuji Photo Optical Co. Ltd., between 1965 and 1977. Cine camera for Single 8 film cartridges; Fujinon F:11.5mm f/1.8 lens. Direct vision optical finder with exposure indication; auto exposure electric motor drive; pistol grip. No 435857.
Bolex 150 Super 8mm Cine Camera
Cine camera for Super 8 cartridge film; hinged lens cover; Paillard Box zoom lens F:8.5-30mm, f/1.9; refelx finder, visible meter needle, auto exposure; macrofocusing capability - faulty; electric motor drive. The first Bolex Super 8 camera is of strikingly unconventional design, not only externally but inside the camera body too. Uniquely, the light from the lens is deflected 90 degrees by a prism inside the body so that the film cartridge sits horizontally above the lens. The f/1.9 8.5-30mm zoom lens is built into the camera housing and its focus and zoom setting is adjusted by the knurled knob. It has through-the-lens CdS metering and can be operated at 18 frames/second or a single frame at a time.
Cine Kodak Eight, model 20, cine camera c. 1936
Cine Kodak Eight, model 20, cine camera c. 1936
Siemens 16mm magazine cinecamera
Siemens 16mm magazine cinecamera. It has a Optima 2cm f/1.5-16 lens Serial Number 896737, Meyer Goerlitz, Germany, with an exposure guide under the lens. The lens can be focussed down to 0.5m by means of the rotating collar and is coupled to a rangefinder visible through the direct vision optical finder. The camera has a clockwork motor that runs at 8, 16, 24 and 64 frames per second, as well as a single frame facility. There are two flash synchronisation sockets at the rear of the camera. It has a footage counter.
Scene from 'The Heart of Stone', Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide
A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide depicting a scene from the German fairy tale 'The Heart of Stone', painted by an unknown artist and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London in about 1860. One of a collection of 27 (?) hand painted magic lantern slides at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London in about 1860.
Mice and Cheese
Gear-type lantern slide of a cat chasing mice over a table, with a chromatrope border.
Le Prince Single-lens Cine Camera
One-lens cinematograph camera, made by Louis Le Prince at Leeds in 1888.
Cranked lantern slide with moiré pattern
A magic lantern cranked slide which produces moiré patterns, made by an unknown maker in 1850. The slide consists of two discs of perforated metal, one fixed, one rotated by means of the handle. As it turns, it produces a range of moiré patterns on the screen.
Cine-Kodak Special II Camera
Cine-Kodak Special II camera. Cinecamera for 16mm film, 100' load. Turret with two lenses; Kodak Anastigmat F:25mm f/1.9 and Kodak Anastigmat F:2 1/2 inches, f/2.7; on 2-point bayonet mounts; folding optical frame finder, critical refelx focuser behind lens; clockwork drive 8-64 fps, single frame. Adjustable shutter - totally closing. Backwind, single frame shaft, hand turning option; interchangeable film magazine. Frame and footage counters. Control panel cover replaced by one form CK Special II.
Le Praxinoscope, made by Emil Reynaud, Paris. 12.5cm diameter drum; two facet mirror drum. French patent 120484, 30 August 1877 'Appareil pour obtenir l'illusion du mouvement a l'aide de glaces mobiles'. Six complete bands, plus fragments.
Bol Cinégraphe 35mm cine camera
Cinegraphe Bol camera, 1924. Cine camera for 35mm film in metal chargers. Serial No 6604. Bolar lens by Kern, Switzerland, F:55mm f/2-9 in focusing mount, Serial No 2434. Hand turned (crank missing) 8 toothed claw, 2 sprocket cylindrical shutter. Provision for use as projector, open gate, shuttered slots for external reels. Rotating film counter, calibrated for 30 meters. Large folding frame viewfinder with pendulum level, unusual design, incorporating distance scale on transparent inset sheet - focusing pointer visible from rear of camera. 'Chimneypot' exposure calculator on side of camera.
RCA Sound Camera
RCA Sound cinecamera. Cinecamera for 16mm film, 100 foot reels. Wollensak Velostigmat lens f/3.5-16, in three-lens turret, screw mount. Clockwork motor drive, 16-24 feet per second. Single sprocket and claw mechanism. Sound recording head, 4 volt 0.75 amp lamp lit from three dry cells. Level adjusting screw. Critical focusing device (under red rubber cap). Direct vision optical finder with frames for three lenses. Paralax compensated rear lens. Footage indicator working on feed spool. Light from lamp falls on recording slit via mirror fitted on 'microphone' diaphragm. Serial No 1341. RCA Victor Co Inc, Camden, NJ.
Phenakistoscope Disc of Man With Double Bass
'The Phenakistiscope (sic) or Living Picture'. Published by W Soffe, Strand. One of eight hand coloured lithographic designs on 180mm diameter cards; man with double bass.
Phenakistoscope Disc of Man With Racket and Ball
'The Phenakistiscope (sic) or Living Picture'. Published by W Soffe, Strand. One of eight hand coloured lithographic designs on 182mm diameter cards; man with racket and ball.
Phenakistoscope Disc of Boy on Tightrope
'The Phenakistiscope (sic) or Living Picture'. Published by W Soffe, Strand. One of eight hand coloured lithographic designs on 180mm diameter cards; boy on tightrope.
Ross 'Wheel of Life' magic lantern slide
Lantern slide with mica disc printed with 19 phases of running man and single slot shutter disc, both rotated by spring belt and pulley drives from single handle.
Paul's Cinematograph Camera No 2
Early Kinematograph apparatus by Robert Paul, London, 1896. One camera with continuous feed. This camera was possibly used to film Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee procession in June 1897.
Poster for the Granville Theatre of Varieties
A Music Hall poster for the Granville Theatre of Varieties, Walham Green, printed by Oldfield and Company in 1898. The poster advertises the acts for the week beginning Monday 10th October, at the top of the bill is 'Edison's Life-Size Animated Pictures'.
Two Kineograph Flicker Books
Flicker books (2): windmill, illustration in original patent, cover and 1st pages missing; dancing skeleton. Linnett's patent.
Kodak instamtaic M2 Cine Camera
Kodak instamtaic M2 camera. Manufactured by Eastman Kodak, assembled by Kodak Limited. For Super 8 film in cartridges; Kodak Ektanar lens f/2.2; manual exposure setting, manual exposure guide. DV optical finder; electric motor drive. Serial No D21675. In original packing. This is an example of the simplest of the range of three Kodak Instamatic Super 8 cameras. Introduced in the US in May 1965 it was discontinued in March 1968. It has a Kodak Ektanar f/2.2 fixed-focus lens and an electric motor drive at 18 frames/second. The film transport, common to all in the range, is mounted on a die-cast inner frame and the camera is made of glass-reinforced plastic. It has a direct-vision optical finder and an exposure guide to assist in setting the lens aperture. The camera takes 50 feet Super 8 film cartridges.
Instamatic M4 Movie Camera
Instamatic M4 Movie Camera, 1965-1967. Movie camera for Super 8 film in cartridges. Kodak Ektanar lens F:13, f/1.8, coated. Wratten 85 'Daylight' filter before lens, removed by inserting key provided or movie light fitting. Electric drive, 4 AAA batteries required. Mercury cell to power automatic exposure system. Low light indicator in viewfinder. Continuous runing lock on release. Rotary footage counter. No DO4910.
Cinematograph camera, with intermittent 'dog motion', for 35mm film, made by Birt Acres in c 1897-1898. Seperate side shutter. Made before the first public showing of motion pictures and is an experimental camera. The viewfinder, drive wheel, spindle and handle have been added later to make the camera complete.
AK Home Cinema toy projector
AK toy cine projector for 100 foot reels of 35mm film. Serial Number K745A on flywheel. Light source missing. Single condenser lens. Maltese Cross driven intermittent sprocket, hand turnde, no shutter. Wire frame springs for tensionin film. Single projection lens, provision for small lantern slides. Elevating foot. Maybe by Johann Falk, Nurnberg (see ACR 508).
Kodak Ektasound 130 Super 8 camera
Kodak Ektasound 130 Super 8 cine camera. For Super 8 film in sound cartridges. Kodak Ektar lens F;9mm f/1.2. Automatic exposure; DV optical finder. Magnetic sound recording facility on striped film. No 015347. In original carton with Kodak directional microphone and wriststrap (carton not seen 2011). bought in a camera shop in 1976 for £64.07. The Kodak Ektasound 130 was the first camera designed to record sound simultaneously with picture onto magnetically-striped Super 8 Ektachrome film.
Agfa Movex S Automatic Super 8mm Camera
Agfa Movex S Automatic Super 8 cine camera, 1966-68. Takes CK-17 Super 8 Agfa colour film. Agfa Movexar lens F:13, f/2.4. This is an example of the first Agfa Super 8 Camera. With a body of plastic, it is electrically-driven, with a single speed of 18 frames/second and has automatic exposure control.
Le Camereclair 35mm Cine Camera
Le Camereclair cine camera. For 35mm film in 120m internal magazines. Six lens turret with five lenses: Taylor Hobson wide angle Kinic Anastigmat F: 24mm f/3.5-32, Serial No 1865639; Meyer Gorlitz Makro Plasmat F:2.5cm, Serial No 432907 f/2.6-12.5; E Krauss Zeiss Tessar F:3.5cm f/2.7-23, Serial No154469; Astro Gesellschaft, Berlin, Pan-Tachar F:50mm f/1.9-12; Taylor Hobson Cooke Anastigmat F:3 inches f/2-32 Series 0, Serial No204003; all in clamping mounts, fine adjustment on turret location. Critical focusing through the film in gate and through other lens above gate, right angle finder slides on camera side from one to the other. Folding optical frame finder with parallax compensated rear sight and yellow celluloid frame mask. Gate mask removable, adjustable for height indicator. Hand turned. Focusing from rear. Rotating disc with sliding vernier uncalibrated. Frame and metre indicators and three-digit turns indicator. Register pin in film path. Serial No 646. Inscribed Syst J Mery on reverse. Etablissement Eclair. This sophisticated camera (the earlier 1924 model has a four-lens turret] became well regarded for its application to special effects and process work.
Pathé Kok 28mm projector
Home projector for 28mm safety film; claw inrtermittent; single sprocket wheel; hand turned; dynamo generated current for 6 volt electric lamp; with one reel of film. Composition rewind gear broken. Patent No 28714, 1903, DRP No 230675, OP No 47796 (with list of patents). Threaded with 310x32mm filmstrip entitled 'Jellyfish'. Trademark Pathe Ccokeel 'Kok' on back, No 3010. Transfer print on base.
Cine-Kodak Magazine 8 camera
The Cine-Kodak Magazine 8 Camera made by Kodak in the United States in 1946. In presentation case. f/1.9 Kodak Anastigmat lens.
Peep Egg Optical Toy
'Peep egg' optical toy. Approximately cylindrical body, on base with lens in the other end. Alabaster, painted with flowers and 'forget-me-nots'. Rotating spindle with alabaster knobs bearing two printed scenes: Kimberley Terrace, Great Yarmouth and Quay and Town Hall Great Yarmouth surrounded by small coloured stones and grotto of stones crystals and seaweed.
Pathé Baby-Cine 9.5mm camera
Constinsouza, Paris. Pathe Baby-Cine camera. Cinecamera for 9.5mm film in Pathex chargers. Berthiot Stellor lens f/3.5-14, Serial No 144055. Handturned, two turns per second. Rotary frame counter. Folding wire frame finder. Claw intermittent. Serial No 066928. British Patent Number 144055. Fitted with 30 foot film charger.
Scene from 'The Heart of Stone', Royal Polytechnic Institution lantern slide
A hand-painted, large format magic lantern slide depicting a scene from the German fairy tale 'The Heart of Stone', painted by an unknown artist and shown at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London in about 1860. One of a collection of 27 (?) hand painted magic lantern slides.