Debrie Le Parvo 35mm Cine Camera Modele 1922,

c. 1922 in Paris
Etablissements André Debrie

Debrie Le Parvo 35mm cine camera Modele 1922, serial number 2288, with Goertz Hypar F/3.5, 3in lens, number 390443.

The Debrie Parvo was developed by Joseph Jules Debrie, built by his son Andre Debire and was a relatively compact camera for the time. The internal magazines were held side by side, with the film fed from the magazine through the gate to a take up magazine through two skewed loops. The Parvo held approximately 400 feet of film inside without the need for an external film magazine, allowing for nearly 6 minutes of film at the standard 16 frames per second silent film rate. It allowed the camera operator to focus the camera lens but had a side optical viewfinder to be used during filming.


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cine camera
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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