Adjustable stand for Robert Paul's Cinematograph Camera No 2

1897 in London
Robert William Paul

Adjustable stand for Robert Paul's Cinematograph Camera No 2 used to film Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee procession 1897.

Robert Paul stood outside St Paul's Cathedral filming Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee procession in June 1897.

This adjustable stand has what is believed to be the first panning mechanism. By turning the handle, the camera rotates smoothly on its stand, capturing a steady side-to -side shot. Although it was probably designed to capture scenes of the Jubilee procession as it marched past, no footage exists that shows the mechanism in action.


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stand for cine camera
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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