The Prestwich Model 5 Cine Camera

1910 in London
J A Prestwich Industries Limited

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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?)


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bone, brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, white metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
cine camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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