Argus 9.5 Cine Camera

Made:
1930-1939 in Ashford
maker:
Thames Cine Products Ltd

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Argus 9.5mm Cine Camera
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Argus 9.5 camera. Clockwork-driven 9.5mm camera takes film on 50' or 100' spools. Runs at shooting speeds from 12 to 64 frames/second. It can also run in reverse. Driven by two sprocket drives with a claw intermittent. The three-lens turret has an f/2.9 15mm Ross Xpress lens (Serial No 132401); an f/1.9 1 inch Ross Cine lens (Serial No 134735) and an f/5.5 4" Ross Teleros lens (Serial No 132221), all with rubber caps. All C mount. There is a direct vision 'sight' finder above the turret and a reflex finder, neither calibrated for different focal length lenses. The camera also has a dial to indicate the amount of tension in the spring of the clockwork motor.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5041/4
Materials:
glass, leather, plastic (unidentified), rubber (unidentified), steel (metal), white metal (unknown)
type:
cine camera
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford

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