Williamson cinematograph camera. Manufactured by The Williamson Kinematograph Co. Ltd., London and Brighton. 'English Pattern' upright cine camera for 35mm film in internal 300 foot magazines. Zeiss Tessar lens F:5cm f/3.5, Serial No 116208; fixed sector shutter; claw mechanism, two continuous sprockets. Helical focusing mount. Critical focusing through rear of gate; Vinten matte celluloid focusing screen and circle and binocular mattes in clip inside door. Footage counter (pointer missing) shoe fitting for viewfinder; carrying strap broken. Hand turned; single frame shaft. (Handle inside).A Vinten matte celluloid focusing screen (and circular and binocular mattes) are in the clip inside the door.
Cinematograph 35mm cine camera, made by Williamson Kinematograph Company Limited in England, c. 1910.
This is a characteristic British 'upright' pattern hand-cranked cine camera for 35mm film contained in 300ft magazines inside the camera, with a Zeiss Tessar lens. James Williamson was primarily a filmmaker, until 1910 when his company moved from Sussex to London and began to concentrate on manufacturing cameras and printers.
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