Single-lens Cine Camera by Louis Le Prince

Made:
1888 in Leeds
maker:
Louis Aimé Augustin Le
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Single-lens cinematograph camera, made by Louis Le Prince at Leeds in 1888.

Le Prince patented this single-lens camera in 1888, with which he filmed arguably the earliest moving film footage in the world - Roundhay Garden Scence, Leeds Bridge and Accordion Player in Leeds in the same year. The camera, or 'receiver' as Le Prince called it, was made at his workshop in Leeds. At the front, the lower of the two lenses is the taking lens; the upper is the viewfinder lens.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1931-4
Materials:
wood (unidentified), metal (unknown), glass and brass (copper, zinc alloy)
Measurements:
overall: 576 mm x 275 mm x 430 mm,
type:
cine camera and cinematograph
credit:
G M Le Prince

Parts

Single-lens Cine Camera by Louis Le Prince

Single-lens Cine Camera by Louis Le Prince

Single-lens cinematograph camera, made by Louis Le Prince at Leeds in 1888, with detachable handle.


Le Prince patented this single-lens camera in 1888, with which he filmed arguably the earliest moving film footage in the world - Roundhay Garden Scence, Leeds Bridge and Accordion Player in Leeds in the same year. The camera, or 'receiver' as Le Prince called it, was made at his workshop in Leeds. At the front, the lower of the two lenses is the taking lens; the upper is the viewfinder lens.

Box for Single-lens Cine Camera by Louis Le Prince

Box for Single-lens Cine Camera by Louis Le Prince

Box for Single-lens cinematograph camera, made by Louis Le Prince at Leeds in 1888. Box contains yet to be identified items also associated with the camera.

Object Number:
1931-4/2
type:
box - container