William Friese-Greene's Stereo Cine Camera

Made:
c. 1890 in London
designer:
William Friese-Greene
maker:
A Lege and Company Limited

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William Friese-Greene's Stereo Cine Camera, about 1890
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William Friese-Greene's Stereo Cine Camera, 1890
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

William Friese-Greene's Stereo Cine Camera
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
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Stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
Public domain, contact Science & Society Picture Library for commercial usage

Stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
Public domain, contact Science & Society Picture Library for commercial usage

Stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
Public domain, contact Science & Society Picture Library for commercial usage

Stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
Public domain, contact Science & Society Picture Library for commercial usage

Stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
Public domain, contact Science & Society Picture Library for commercial usage

Stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
Public domain, contact Science & Society Picture Library for commercial usage

Stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
Public domain, contact Science & Society Picture Library for commercial usage

Stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
Public domain, contact Science & Society Picture Library for commercial usage

Stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
Public domain, contact Science & Society Picture Library for commercial usage

Stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
Public domain, contact Science & Society Picture Library for commercial usage

Stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
Public domain, contact Science & Society Picture Library for commercial usage

Stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
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35mm stereo cine camera invented by William Friese Greene
National Media Museum
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William Friese-Greene's Stereo Cine Camera, manufactured by A Lege & Co, London c. 1890. With brass plate on front, etched 'A Lege & Co / Makers / London'.

This camera (shown without lenses) was patented by Friese-Greene (1855-1921) in 1893, but is based on a similar design by Frederick Varley, patented in 1890. It has many of the characteristics of the successful moving picture cameras of 1896, but was unable to take photographs at sufficient speed to produce a true moving picture effect.

Having invented a means of projecting sequential photographs by lantern slides in the 1880s, Friese-Greene is hailed by some as the English inventor of cinematography.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1950-174
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), celluloid, leather, steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
cine camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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