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National Science and Media Museum
The objects on display at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford explore the science and culture of light and sound technologies, and their impact on our lives.
Logitech FotoMan digital camera
Logitech FotoMan (Digitalkamera aus der Steinzeit) RA digital camera. Monochrome digital camera. First truly digital camera. 320x240 (latter 376x284) resolution; 1Mb internal RAM; fixed focus f4.5 lens. Serial No FAL22921198. In recharging stand, built-in flash. Logitech, Switzerland, 1990
Kodak Retina (Type 117)
Retina camera type 117. Folding camera for 35mm for 24 x 36mm. Fitted with a Schneider Xenar lens F: 5cm, f/3.5 No 694235. Compur shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/300/B/T. Helical focusing of whole lens to 3.5 feet. Direct vision optical finder. Rotary exposure counter. Depth of field scale. No. 449875. Kodak AG, 1934-1935.
Reid III Rangefinder Camera
Reid III Type 2 35mm camera for 24 x 36mm pictures. Coated Taylor Hobson Anastigmat lens. F:2 inches f/2-16, Serial No 328898. Fabric focal plane shutter 1/2/5/8/20/30/40/60/100/200/500/1000/T. Interchangeable lens, Leica thread. Coupled rangefinder coincidence type, separate direct vision viewfinder. Flash synchronised, two coaxial sockets for electronic and flash bulbs. Accessory shoes. Reid and Sigrist. Camera Serial No P3277.
Contax S camera
VEB Carl Zeiss Ikon Jena, East Germany. Solid body 35mm refelx camera for 35mm film 24x36mm. Zeiss, Jena, Tessar lens F:5cm f/3.5-22, No 3220957, interchangeable, screw thread, helical focusing through pentaprism. Fabric focal plane shutter, horizontal travel 1/2/5/10/20/50/100/200/500/1000/B, delayed action lever. Body release, with lock-on time exposures. Film type and speed indicator on rewind knob. Knob windon.
The Demon Detective camera
O'Reilly's Patent No 10823. Conical metal camera for 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch plates, uncemented achromatic lenses c.F:1 1/2 inch fixed aperture and focus. Flap and shutter before lens work by elastic band. The American Camera Company, c.1890.
Ilford Witness camera
Ilford Witness camera. 35mm camera; coated Dallmeyer Super-Six anastigmat lens, F:2"; f1.9-22 in bayonet mount, Serial No 373726. Fabric focal plane shutter - two speed rings: 1-T/2/4/8/B-25 and BT/25-1/50/100/250/500/1000. Coincident coupled rangefinder, focussing inf.-3'; movable stop flash synchronising sockets. Accessory shoe.
Stereo Realist 2.8 camera
David White Co., Milwaukee, Wisc. Stereocamera for 35mm film 2 x 24mm. Two White Anastigmat lenses f/2.8-22. Two blade shutters 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/200/B/T/ Couple ling base split image rangefinder; separate direct vision optical finder. Hinged lens cover; 'hot' accessory shoe. No 004304. In everready case.
Cine Kodak Eight Model 20
Cine Kodak Eight Model 20. Movie camera for standard 8mm film, 25 feet double run. f/3.5-16 anastigmat lens. Clockwork motor, approx. 30 seconds run. Optical frame finder, with parallax indicator in folding handle. Footage indicator sensing feed spool capacity. No. U8548. Kodak Limited. 1932.
Kodak Kodascope 8 Model 30 projector
Kodak Kodascope 8 Model 30 projector. For 8mm film 200 feet reels, claw intermittent, 2 sprockets. Motor speed control, lamp switch, for 110 or 240 volts.
Kodak pocket Instamatic 400 camera
Pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; electronic shutter, automatic exposure, fitted with flash attachment and blue Silvathia magicube.
Cinerex SU200 Super-8 Sound Projector
Cinerex SU200 Super-8. 8mm sound projector with microphone. Serial No 77050515. Film reel missing. Purchased 1978 for £142.18.
Eumig C4 8mm Cine Camera
eumig C4 cine camera. For doublerun 8mm film; Berthiot Perlynx lens F12.5, f/2.5, No 301897. Electric motor drive; DV optical finder.
BBC 2 Station Identification Caption
BBC 2 station identification caption or 'tuning device'. This mechanical device turns stacked layers in alternating directions to form the 2 design used as the animated onscreen graphic ident c.1974-1978.
Nikon F camera
Single lens reflex camera for 35mm film 24x36mm; Nikko-S Auto lens F:5cm f/2 Serial No 542635; with lens cap 'Nippon Kogaku Tokyo 52mm Patent Pending'; focal plane shutter 1-1/1000 sec. delayed action; pentaprism/meter head, coupling to shutter setting and aperture; match needle in finder and on prism top; set shutter; adjust aperture no. 480256; Camera Serial no. 6451677.
No 4 panoram kodak model D
Box camera for 103 rollfilm 3 1/2 x 12 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, of fixed aperture, in rotating mount. Exposure by focal plane slot on lens mount, two speeds (faulty), brilliant reflecting finder shows vertical field, engraved lines sow horizontal field. Two film spools retaining pins missing. No 12238. Eastman Kodak, 1907-1914.
Eastman Printing Frame
Eastman non-slip printing frame for 5 x 4 negatives patented 21st Aug 1917.
The Cine Kodak camera
The Cine Kodak camera. Hand turned cine camera for 16mm film, 100 foot reels. Fitted with a Kodak anastigmat lens F:25mm f/3.5-16 No.1673. Hand turned, 2 turns per second for 16fps. Provision for attachment of slow motion or electric drive accessories. Direct vision optical finder with automatic parallax compensation. Aperture and focusing adjustable from camera back. Rotating footage counter geared to drive. Claw and single sprocket drive. Spring flap lens cover. Nameplate missing from front. Eastman Kodak, 1923. Serial Number 00697.
Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak camera
Collapsing camera for 127 rollfilm 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Meniscus lens, apertures 1-4. Ball Bearing shutter 25/50/B/T. Brilliant reflecting rotating finder. Black crackle finish. No 1721533.
Olympus OM-10 Camera
Olympus OM -0 Q camera; black body only; Serial no 1293568. Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S lens, 50mm 1:1.8, Serial No 3794587.
Ensign Auto Kinecam '16' Model B
Ensign Auto Kinecam '16' Model B. Clockwork powered camera for 16mm film, 100' load. Single sprocket and claw drive. Cinar anastigmat lens fitted, F: 1 inch, f/2.6-16 in focusing mount. 8 frame per turn shaft hand operation. Release button selects normal half speed or slow motion speeds. Direct vision optical finder. Detachable winding handle or slow motion speeds. Drum footage counter, No.1987. Ensign Ltd, c1931. Exposure stop calculator bolted to left side.
Kodak Magnesium Ribbon Holder
Holder for magnesium ribbon fed over wooden roller through narrow window nozzle. Triangular wedge-shape. Black and yellow tin plate. Kodak Limited. 1912-1939.
Kodak Digital Science DC20 digital imaging camera
Kodak Digital Science DC20 digital imaging camera, 1996. Serial Number EKP61400617.
No 2A Folding Buster Brown camera Model A
Folding bellows camera for 116 rollfilm 2 1/2 x 4 1/4". Simple lens, US 116-128. Wollensak Optical Co shutter T/I/B. Brilliant reflecting finder on baseboard, reversible. Sliding focusing, with 3 position preset stop. Patent 20 September 1910.
Ensign Selfix 820 camera instructions
Ensign Selfix 820 camera instructions. Barnet Ensign Limited. 1949.
No 0 folding pocket Kodak Model A-B camera
Self erecting collapsing camera for 121 rollfilm 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, automatic shutter T/I, separate releases, sliding plate with three apertures, one brilliant reflecting finder, No 10795.
Bell-Howell Filmo Double Run 8 Model 134-B
Bell-Howell Filmo Double Run 8 Model 134-B. Cine camera for double run 8mm film, 25 foot load. Taylor, Taylor & Hobson Mytal anastigmat lens, F: 12.5mm f/2.5-16 in interchangeable mount. Direct vision optical finder with two hinged masks for telephoto lenses. Variable speed clockwork motor. 16, 32, 48, 64 fps. Disc exposure calculator. Claw intermittent, no sprocket. No. 179302. Bell & Howell.
No 3 Kodak Series III camera
Folding camera for 118 rollfilm 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Fitted with a Kodak anastigmat lens, F:127mm F?6.3-45, No 104717. No 1 Kodex shutter, 25/50/T/B with cable release. Lever focusing, screw rising front. Brilliant reflecting finder, (front lens missing). Autographic back. No 20021.
No 2 Hawkeye camera - Eastman Anniversary Model
Box camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a simple lens of fixed aperture. Reflecting finder. Inset circular label in silver. 'Fiftieth anniversary of Kodak 1880-1930 E K Co.' Brown leatherette with gilt fittings. Eastman kodak.500,000 given away on May 1 1930 to children in the USA who were 12 years old in 1930. 50,000 were also given to Canadian children with a roll of film. 1930.
Sawyer's View-Master 3D Imersion Viewer Model E
Sawyer's View-Master 3D Imersion Viewer Model E. Plastic stereo viewer for view master reels. Fixed focus and interocular separation. Lever windon. With 1002 London II View-Master reel.
Kodak Super Six-20 camera
Folding camera for 620 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4". Kodak Anastigmat Special lens No 689, F:100mm, f/3.5-22. Five blade shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/200/B/T. Aperture setting coupled directly to photoelectric cell for automatic exposure control. Helical front-cell focusing coupled to split image rangefinder with triangular central field, combined with viewfinder. With leather hand strap. Lever wind-on. No 59714. The camera was designed by Joseph Mihalyi and styled by Walter Dorwin Teague.
Minolta Pocket Autopak 70 camera
Minolta Pocket Autopak pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; Auto exposure; focusing scale visible in brightline finder; magicube socket; closeup lens with yellpw filter indicator in finder; low level light; No 113370. Bought by Thomas Nichols from a photograph dealer for £48.01.
New Photographer Award, 1928
Printed Materials & Ephemera
Plaque, New Photographer Award, 1928. Cast bronze relief on wooden mount. Cast with a seated man putting a laurel crown on a seated angel. 'Awarded to S A Smith New Photographer 6168 - LNER April 1928'
Six-20 Hawkeye Major Camera
Box camera for Six-20 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, fixed aperture, rotary shutter T/I, two reflecting finders. Kodak Limited. 1934
De Luxe frena camera
Magazine box camera for notched cut films 2 1/2 x 3 /12 inches. Fitted with a beck Steinheil Orthostigmat lens No. 10395 US 8-255, four apertures in rotating plate. Rotary shutter 5/10/20/40/ aperture and shutter setting visible through lens. Shutter set through panel in base. With two reflecting finders, spirit level in film change handle with two Taylor Taylor Hobson double levels added. Covered in stitched calf leather with gilt fittings. R & J Beck.
Kodak Instamatic 25 Colour Outfit Packaging
Kodak Instamatic 25 Colour Outfit camera packaging. Kodak Limited. 1966-1971. Carton hinged with polystyrene insert, fabric strap, one film pack (Kodak Veirchrome Pan film 126 cartridge 12 exposures).
Ensign Multex Model 0 camera
Solid body camera for 127 rollfilm 1 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches. Fitted with an Ensign Multar anastigmat lens F:50mm f/3.5-16 No. 129481. focal plane shutter /2/5/10/15/25/50/75/100/150/250/500/1000/T. Shutter cocked by wind on knob. Coincidence type coupled rangefinder, helical focusing lens mount. Direct vision optical finder. Lens cap. No. H 21085. Ensign Limited.
Kodak EK300 instant camera
Instant camera for PR10 instant film packs; 'Zooming Circle' focusing aid in finder; darken-lighten control; auto-exposure; built-in electronic flash. Brown plastic.
Kruegener's patent book camera No 1510
Magazine plate camera in form of book, for 38 x 38mm plates. Lens missing, guillotine shutter with tension adjusting knob, plate carried in metal holder then pushed from upper compartment into focal plane and then into the lower compartment by sliding rod. Number on plate holder back visible through red window. No 1742. Marion & Co, 1934. Invented by Dr Rudolf Krugener.
Cine-Kodak Outfit 923 Kodascope Projector
Cine-Kodak Outfit 923 Kodascope Projector. Cine projector for 16mm silent film. Projection lens F: 2 inches focussed by eccentric. Double shutters counter rotating. Claw intermittent, 2 continuous sprocket. Framing by double gate mask. Electric motor drive 90/100v 50cps, 1/100HP No.748786 by Robbins and Myers Company of Springfield, Ohio. Rheostat control ammeter calibrated to 5 amps. Hand rewind. Elevating screw foot. Serial No.02677. Eastman Kodak Company.
Kodak Jiffy Six-16 Camera
Eastman Kodak Co. Collapsing camera for 616 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 2 1/4". folding bellows camera. Twindar lens, 'Simple 5-10 and 10 beyond'. Art deco design. Original carton.
Brownie Flash IV camera
Kodak Ltd. Box camera for 620 rollfilm 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Meniscus lens, fixed aperture. Sliding plates with yellow filter and close-up lens. Two brilliant reflecting finders. Pin and screw flash contacts. Mottled fawn and brown finish, with gilt trim.
Nikanos-V Underwater Camera
Nikonos V underwater camera. Orange rubber. Camera Serial No 2016269. Nikon Nikkor 35mm lens 1:2.5, Serial No 555687. With hot shoe.
The Pistol Flashmeter
Holder for magnesium ribbon. Calibrated in inches and centimetres. Continuous feed by rotating wheel. With five reels magnesium ribbon. In original box.
Carton for Ticka watch camera
Carton for 'Ticka' camera. Contains cloth draw-string bag, receipt for developing film spool; photo postcard; directions for use, instruction book, receipt, read carefully ticket marked 'Caution'. Sold to T & H Doublet Optician & Co, 38 Moorgate Street, Bank, London. Purchased 19th September 1908.
Ticka watch camera
'Ticka' camera. Pocket watch-shaped rollfilm camera for 18mm wide film in special cassette. 15x23mm pictures. Fixed aperture simple lens. T/I shutter; lens cap. With accessory brilliant reflecting finder. Exposure counter. In cloth case, with directions, instruction book, receipt, instruction card. Engraved with interlaced 'HTC' on front of case.
Carbine roll film camera
Carbine roll film camera folding roll film /plate camera. 5 x 4" pictures. Ross homocentric lens F:5", f6.3-22 No 85678 Lukos III shutter 1/2/5/25/50/100/B/B. Wire cable release, sliding rising and cross front, sliding focussing brilliant reflecting finder.
Puma 'Plus' 120 roll film camera
Puma 120 roll film camera, "Plus", boxed. Made by Puma Cameras Ltd. Purma Anastigmat lens 55mm f/6.3. With metal lens cap.