Sixteen lens cinematographic camera, made by Louis Le Prince in Paris in 1887 (with electrical connections)
Sixteen lens cinematographic camera, made by Louis Le Prince in Paris in 1887.
This camera took a series of pictures using 16 independent shutters, fired in sequence. The camera was probably only operated with a single glass plate, limiting the sequence to 16 images, although the patent outlines a complex mechanism involving two moving paper films.
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- brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), electronic components, glass, metal (unknown), textile, wood (unidentified)
- motion picture camera
- tools and equipment
- equipment by process
- image making equipment
- camera (function)
- cine camera
- G M Le Prince
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