Williamson Type 4 Colonial Model 35mm cine camera

1914 in London
Williamson Kinematograph Company Limited

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Williamson Type 4 Colonial Model 35mm Cine Camera, 1914
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Williamson 35mm cine camera, manufactured by Williamson Kinematograph Co Ltd, 28 Denmark Street, Charing Cross Road, London WC. With claw movement, single sprocket wheel, wooden spool boxes carried inside camera, 100 foot capacity. Hand operated. Zeiss Tessar lens F;5 cm f/3.5 - 23, Serial No 228393, in helical focusing mount, with lens hood. Rotary footage indicator and collapsing optical frame finder with clip on reflecting finder. In leather case with two spare film boxes and instruction book.

Type 4 Colonial Model 35mm Cine Camera made by Williamson Kinematograph Company Limited in London, 1914.

This is a wooden, hand-cranked camera for 100' rolls of 35mm film contained in wooden spool boxes carried inside the camera. James Williamson started producing films in 1897, and in 1910 he began to concentrate on the manufacture of film equipment.


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brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, plastic (unidentified), white metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
overall (deployed): 272 mm x 170 mm x 302 mm,
cine camera
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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