Debrie Parvo 35mm cine camera

Made:
1908 in Paris
maker:
Joseph Jules Debrie

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Debrie Parvo 35mm cine camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Cine camera for 35mm film in 300 foot magazines. Fitted with a Taylor Hobson Cooke cinema lens F: 2 1/4 inches f/3.1-11, Series 1, in interchangeable mount. Lever adjusted helical focusing mount, with rotating scale on camera top. Iris adjustable by lever on camera side. Lens mount with hood and matte box. Hand turned. Film speed indicator on rear. Shutter adjustable from front exterior. Folding frame optical finder with sliding mask. Footage/ frame counter, clock type. Through-the-film focusing, from camera rear. J Debrie, 111 Rue St Maur, Paris.

Debrie Parvo 35mm cine camera, made in France in 1908.

Fitted with a Taylor Hobson Cooke cinema lens F: 2 1/4 inches f/3.1-11, Series 1, in interchangeable mount. Lever adjusted helical focusing mount, with rotating scale on camera top. Iris adjustable by lever on camera side. Lens mount with hood and matte box. Hand turned. Film speed indicator on rear. Shutter adjustable from front exterior. Folding frame optical finder with sliding mask. Footage/ frame counter, clock type. Through-the-film focusing, from camera rear.

The Parvo held approximately 400 feet of film inside without the need for an external film magazine, allowing for nearly 6 minutes of film at the standard 16 frames per second silent film rate. It allowed the camera operator to focus the camera lens but had a side optical viewfinder to be used during filming.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/3283
type:
cine camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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