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No 5 Cirkut Camera Cirkut No 5 panoramic camera, made by Folmer - Schwing Division of Eastman Kodak, United States, 1915-1923
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

No. 5 Cirkut camera, manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company, Folmer and Schwing Division. Panoramic camera for 5 inch rollfilm. Convertible lens (Gundlach-Manhattan rapid rectigraph). F: 6 1/4, 11 and 14 inches - glasses missing. No. 84766. Shutter speeds 12/10/9/8/6/4/2 sec. Film transport coupled to rack work drive, powered by clockwork motor. When release, camera rotates on tripod head while film moves in synchronism past slit. Various picture lengths and angles covered by selecting different drive gears, 79,76,74, 49,48, 46, 37, 36, 34 teeth - stored in compartment on camera body. Rack and pinion focusing. Sliding rising front. Focusing screen in camera back. Pricker to mark end of picture. With geared tripod head. Instruction book filed. Overall: 250 mm x 310 mm x 280 mm, 185 mm (dia. base).

Cirkut No 5 panoramic camera, made by Folmer-Schwing Division of Eastman Kodak, United States, c. 1919.

Panoramic camera for 5 inch rollfilm. Convertible lens (Gundlach-Manhattan rapid rectigraph). F: 6 1/4, 11 and 14 inches - glasses missing. No. 84766. Shutter speeds 12/10/9/8/6/4/2 sec. Film transport coupled to rack work drive, powered by clockwork motor. When release, camera rotates on tripod head while film moves in synchronism past slit. Various picture lengths and angles covered by selecting different drive gears, 79,76,74, 49,48, 46, 37, 36, 34 teeth - stored in compartment on camera body. Rack and pinion focusing. Sliding rising front. Focusing screen in camera back. Pricker to mark end of picture. With geared tripod head.

Cirkut panoramic cameras were produced from 1904 to 1945, models ranging from the No 5 to the No 16, the model number corresponding to the width of the film. Cirkut cameras were a large format view camera, with a motorised panoramic back attached. To take a picture, a spool of film was loaded and the motor started by means of a lever on the back of the camera. The motor wound the film from the spool to the take up spool and in the process the film was exposed as it passed over the film slit.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/3826
Materials:
glass, leatherette, metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
type:
rollfilm camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
Donated by John Banyard to the Kodak Collection
status:
Permanent collection

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