Urban Bioscope 35mm cine camera

Made:
c. 1910 in Paris
maker:
Charles Urban
designer:
Alfred Darling

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Urban Bioscope 35mm Cine Camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Urban Bioscope camera fitted with a Zeiss Tessar lens F: 75mm f/3.5-23, No.97799. Rack and pinion focusing mount. Narrow sector shutter, perhaps not original. Through-the-film focusing. Folding optical frame finder. Film speed indicator 12-24 fps. 100 foot internal magazines. Film punch. Charles Urban Trading Company, 48 Rupert Street, Picadilly, 33 Passage de l'Opera, Paris.

Bioscope 35mm Cine Camera, made by the Charles Urban Trading Company, c. 1910.

Fitted with a Zeiss Tessar lens F: 75mm f/3.5-23, No.97799. Rack and pinion focusing mount. Narrow sector shutter, perhaps not original. Through-the-film focusing. Folding optical frame finder. Film speed indicator 12-24 fps. 100 foot internal magazines. Film punch.

The Bioscope cost around $900 when new. The camera has a speedometer to count frames per second, the cameraman could crank the camera faster or slower depending on the emphasis required by a particular scene.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/3311
type:
bioscope camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image viewing equipment
  • image projecting equipment (unit)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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