Le Prince Single-lens Cine Camera

Made:
1888 in Leeds
maker:
Louis Aimé Augustin Le

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One-lens cinematograph camera, made by Louis Le Prince at Leeds in 1888 Made by Le Prince, L. - Yorks: Leeds, 1888.
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One-lens cinematograph camera, made by Louis Le Prince at Leeds in 1888 Made by Le Prince, L. - Yorks: Leeds, 1888.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

One-lens cinematograph camera, made by Louis Le Prince at Leeds in 1888.

Le Prince patented a one-lens camera in 1888, with which he filmed traffic and pedestrians crossing the Leeds Bridge, over the River Aire in Leeds. The camera, or 'receiver' as Le Prince called it, was made at his workshop in Leeds. At the front, the lower of the two lenses is the taking lens; the upper is the viewfinder lens.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1931-4
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
type:
cinematograph
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
  • cine camera
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
G M Le Prince
status:
Permanent collection

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