Prestwich 35mm cine camera, case and hand crank

Made:
1897 in London
maker:
J A Prestwich Industries Limited

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The Prestwich 35mm cine camera (first model) with Dallmeyer B F/4 2" Special lens, hand crank and case. Also known as the Moto-Photograph or Moto Bijou Living Picture Camera. Eccentricly pivoted sprocket wheel drive and variable focal plane shutter.

The Prestwich Manufacturing Company of Tottenham (London) was founded by John Alfred Prestwich (1874-1952) in 1895. Prestwich was an engineer of outstanding ability, who constructed some of the finest cinematographic apparatus of cinema's first decade, he held patents for a number of inventions, not limited to cinematography. After the early 1900s, his work was focused on internal combustion engines, gearing and other systems for motor cars and cycles.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
2007-5005/6
type:
cine camera
taxonomy:
  • furnishings and equipment
  • containers
  • containers (none photographic)
  • components
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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