Chronophotographe double-use camera

Made:
1890 in France
maker:
Étienne Jules Marey

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Chronophotographe Double-use Camera
Science Museum Group Collection
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Chronophotographe Double-use Camera, 1890
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Chronophotographe Double-use Camera, 1890
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Marey Chrono-photographic camera, without lens (B3030); Etienne-Jules Marey

The Chronophotographe double-use camera made by Etienne-Jules Marey (1829-1904) in France, 1890.

This camera was used to take sequential images on a single, static photographic plate or on strips of celluloid film. The physiologist Etienne-Jules Marey pioneered the use of photography to record and analyse movement. This camera (which lacks a lens) used celluloid film, introduced by George Eastman in 1889, and was the first to demonstrate the essential characteristics of a cine camera - exposing a series of still images on a ribbon of film, which was moved intermittently between exposures.

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Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1981-894
Materials:
fabric, glass, metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
type:
chronophotographe
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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