Moy Camera with accelerator unit and 35mm 'Wray' lens, 1950-1970

Made:
1950-1970 in Greater London
maker:
Wray Optical Works Ltd.
and
Ernest F Moy Limited

'Moy' camera with accelerator unit, made by Ernest F Moy Limited, Camden, London, England, 1950-1970. With 35mm Wray lens, made by Wray Optical Works Limited, Bromley, London, England, 1950-1970.

This heavy duty camera equipment was used to record television pictures onto 35mm film. Before the use of video tape to record television pictures became widespread, telerecording cameras like this were used instead. They filmed directly from a television screen and captured the moving images onto film to be processed. This allowed the images to be stored for archive purposes.

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Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1972-66 Pt1
Materials:
copper (alloy), glass, iron, metal (unknown), paint, plastic (unidentified)
type:
video camera
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment
  • camera
credit:
Donated by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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