Two-colour 35mm cine camera and tripod for the Friese-Greene colour system (bicolour), Bookplate model E No. 55. Vinten London W. Lost lens. Serial No. 83963. Cooke Lens Speed Panchro Serial No. 227609.
Vinten Model E 35mm cine camera, made in England, 1923-1926.
The camera was used for the Biocolour two-colour process developed by Claude Friese-Greene, the cinematographer and son of William Friese-Greene. The camera is adapted from the Vinten Model C camera, originally designed by Bill Vinten in 1919. An all-metal construction it has a four-lens turret, built-in pan and tilt head with differential gear mechanism, 8:1 and 1:1 drive from the same crank handle by means of a gear change, and an immediate reverse direct gear drive to both external magazines. Vinten adapted the camera for the Friese-Greene process by changing its gearing and adding filters to the shutter.
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- aluminium (metal), copper (alloy), glass, rubber (unidentified), steel (metal), wood (unidentified) and zinc (metal)
- cine camera
- tools and equipment
- equipment by process
- image making equipment
- camera (function)
- P H Freise-Green