Tripod for Newman Sinclair Auto Kine 35mm Cine Camera

c. 1925 in London
Newman and Sinclair Limited

Camera tripod for Newman Sinclair Autokine 35mm cine camera, Newman & Sinclair Ltd, about 1925. Built in spirit level.

This camera was manufactured by Newman and Sinclair, London from 1927 onwards. Invented by Arthur Samuel Newman (1861-1943), it is constructed of duralumin, a lightweight metal. It is powered by a spring-driven motor which could run a full 200 feet load of film continuously, and works at speeds between 10 and 24 frames per second. It also has a variable shutter which can be adjusted to create 'fade in' and 'fade out' effects and a direct vision optical viewfinder. Because it is light, hardwearing and can be used hand-held, the camera was popular with newsreel and documentary film-makers for over three decades. Documentary-makers such as Robert Flaherty, Basil Wright and Humphrey Jennings used these cameras.


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glass, steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
overall (deployed): 1200 mm x 1110 mm x 930 mm,
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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