Biokam 17.5mm combined camera, printer and projector, 1899. Voigtlander & Sohn shutter and lens; shutter serial no 6305; lens serial number 64018.
One of the first cameras specifically designed for the amateur market, the Biokam could be used to take both still and moving images. It was first demonstrated to the London Camera Club by T C Hepworth in 1899 and was advertised as 'a combined Cinematograph & snapshot camera, Printer, Projector, Reverser and Enlarger'.
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- brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, plastic (unidentified), steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
overall (standing): 194 mm x 125 mm x 260 mm, 1 kg
- cine projector
- The National Media Museum, Bradford