The Prestwich Model 5 Cine Camera

Made:
1910 in London
maker:
J A Prestwich Industries Limited
Prestwich Model 5 35mm Cine Camera, 1910

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Prestwich Model 5 35mm Cine Camera, 1910
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Prestwich Kinematograph cine camera for 35mm film in 300 foot internal wooden magazines. It is hand-cranked with two eight-frame-per-turn shafts and one single frame shaft. Film drive is by two continusous sprockets and claw intermittent. There is no lens in the rack and pinion mount. The camera has a footage counter and a film punch, with tripod bushes on both top and bottom. It is possible to view the rear of the film gate from the back for critical focussing. Stencilled number T239. (3 inch Specail Stigmati patent lens by Dallmeyer, London, Serial No 62046; not original?)

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/7225
Materials:
bone, brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, white metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
type:
cine camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford