The Biokam cine camera/projector 17.5mm

Made:
1899 in Brunswick
maker:
Voigtlander
,
Alfred Darling
and
Warwick Trading Company
The Biokam 17.5mm combined camera, printer and projector, 1899. Voigtlander & Sohn shutter and lens; shutter serial no The Biokam 17.5mm combined camera, printer and projector, 1899. Voigtlander & Sohn shutter and lens; shutter serial no

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The Biokam 17.5mm combined camera, printer and projector, 1899. Voigtlander & Sohn shutter and lens; shutter serial no
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The Biokam 17.5mm combined camera, printer and projector, 1899. Voigtlander & Sohn shutter and lens; shutter serial no
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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'.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1937-782/1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, plastic (unidentified), steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (standing): 194 mm x 125 mm x 260 mm, 1 kg
type:
cine projector
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford