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.
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- cine camera
- tools and equipment
- equipment by process
- image making equipment
- camera (function)
- The National Media Museum, Bradford
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