Hand crank for Prestwich 35mm Cine Camera

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

Hand crank for the Prestwich 35mm cine camera (first model).

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:
2007-5005/6/3
type:
components
taxonomy:
  • components
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford