Darling 35mm Cine Camera

1896 in Brighton
Alfred Darling

Darling 35mm cine camera, no. 00, DRP 88505 with Voightlander Colimar 2 lens, f5.4 no. 67885. No external feed or take-up magazines.

Alfred Darling (1862–1931) was an engineer and a key member of the loose association of early film pioneers dubbed the Brighton School. Darling began to manufacture film equipment at his engineering works at 25 Ditchling Rise, Brighton after carrying out repairs for Esmé Collings. His clients included George Albert Smith and James Williamson. In 1897 he took out a patent, jointly with Alfred Wrench, for a camera with a variable shutter and a claw pull-down mechanism.


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35mm cine camera
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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