Parts and Accessories For Biokam Amateur Cine Outfit

Made:
1899 in Brunswick
maker:
Warwick Trading Company
,
Alfred Darling
and
Voigtlander

Parts and accessories for Biokam 17.5mm combined camera, printer and projector, 1899. Brass lens and cover; three film spools; leather lens cap; light bulb; film carrier box; two metal keys.

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:
1937-782/2
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), felt, leatherette, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
film carrier: 110 mm x 40 mm x 60 mm,
spool boxes: 50 mm x 40 mm x 58 mm,
lens cap: 10 mm, 36 mm,
lens flap: 49 mm,
lens barrel: 30 mm 64 mm,
light bulb: 25 mm 15 mm,
type:
camera accessories
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment
  • photographic equipment
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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