Robert Paul's Cinematograph Camera No 2

Made:
1896 in London
maker:
Robert William Paul

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Paul's Cinematograph Camera no 2 Paul's Cinematograph Camera no 2 is British and was made in 1896
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Early Kinematograph apparatus by Robert Paul, London, 1896. One camera with continuous feed.

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

This camera 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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Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1913-550 Pt1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), bronze (copper, tin alloy), cast iron, glass, steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
cinematograph
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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