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National Science and Media Museum
The objects on display at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford explore the science and culture of light and sound technologies, and their impact on our lives.
Kodak Retina (Type 117)
Retina camera type 117. Folding camera for 35mm for 24 x 36mm. Fitted with a Schneider Xenar lens F: 5cm, f/3.5 No 694235. Compur shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/300/B/T. Helical focusing of whole lens to 3.5 feet. Direct vision optical finder. Rotary exposure counter. Depth of field scale. No. 449875. Kodak AG, 1934-1935.
The Demon Detective camera
O'Reilly's Patent No 10823. Conical metal camera for 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch plates, uncemented achromatic lenses c.F:1 1/2 inch fixed aperture and focus. Flap and shutter before lens work by elastic band. The American Camera Company, c.1890.
Contax S camera
VEB Carl Zeiss Ikon Jena, East Germany. Solid body 35mm refelx camera for 35mm film 24x36mm. Zeiss, Jena, Tessar lens F:5cm f/3.5-22, No 3220957, interchangeable, screw thread, helical focusing through pentaprism. Fabric focal plane shutter, horizontal travel 1/2/5/10/20/50/100/200/500/1000/B, delayed action lever. Body release, with lock-on time exposures. Film type and speed indicator on rewind knob. Knob windon.
Reid III Rangefinder Camera
Reid III Type 2 35mm camera for 24 x 36mm pictures. Coated Taylor Hobson Anastigmat lens. F:2 inches f/2-16, Serial No 328898. Fabric focal plane shutter 1/2/5/8/20/30/40/60/100/200/500/1000/T. Interchangeable lens, Leica thread. Coupled rangefinder coincidence type, separate direct vision viewfinder. Flash synchronised, two coaxial sockets for electronic and flash bulbs. Accessory shoes. Reid and Sigrist. Camera Serial No P3277.
Logitech FotoMan digital camera
Logitech FotoMan (Digitalkamera aus der Steinzeit) RA digital camera. Monochrome digital camera. First truly digital camera. 320x240 (latter 376x284) resolution; 1Mb internal RAM; fixed focus f4.5 lens. Serial No FAL22921198. In recharging stand, built-in flash. Logitech, Switzerland, 1990
Ilford Witness camera
Ilford Witness camera. 35mm camera; coated Dallmeyer Super-Six anastigmat lens, F:2"; f1.9-22 in bayonet mount, Serial No 373726. Fabric focal plane shutter - two speed rings: 1-T/2/4/8/B-25 and BT/25-1/50/100/250/500/1000. Coincident coupled rangefinder, focussing inf.-3'; movable stop flash synchronising sockets. Accessory shoe.
Stereo Realist 2.8 camera
David White Co., Milwaukee, Wisc. Stereocamera for 35mm film 2 x 24mm. Two White Anastigmat lenses f/2.8-22. Two blade shutters 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/200/B/T/ Couple ling base split image rangefinder; separate direct vision optical finder. Hinged lens cover; 'hot' accessory shoe. No 004304. In everready case.
35mm camera for 50 exposures 32 x 24mm. Wray unilite lens F:50mm f/2-22. Serial No 110095. With fabric focal plate shutter 2/5/10/25/50/100/250/500/1000/B. Automatic exposure counter, shutter cocked and film wound on by recess key in base. Reflex viewing via mirror giving laterally reversed image. Small magnifier in centre of ground glass screen. S-1906. Wray, 1951.
No 2 folding autographic brownie camera
Folding camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with an achromatic lens, iris diaphragm 1-4, ball bearing shutter 25/50/B/T, sliding focusing two click stop position 100 & 8 feet. Rotating reflecting finder, No 1024071. Eastman Kodak 1915-1916.
'Poppy' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool'
'Poppy', doll with plastic head, arms and legs from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977. Poppy has long, dark hair and is wearing a blue dungarees and shirt with white stripes.
Cine Kodak Eight Model 20
Cine Kodak Eight Model 20. Movie camera for standard 8mm film, 25 feet double run. f/3.5-16 anastigmat lens. Clockwork motor, approx. 30 seconds run. Optical frame finder, with parallax indicator in folding handle. Footage indicator sensing feed spool capacity. No. U8548. Kodak Limited. 1932.
'Little Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool'
'Little Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
Bell-Howell Filmo Double Run 8 Model 134-B
Bell-Howell Filmo Double Run 8 Model 134-B. Cine camera for double run 8mm film, 25 foot load. Taylor, Taylor & Hobson Mytal anastigmat lens, F: 12.5mm f/2.5-16 in interchangeable mount. Direct vision optical finder with two hinged masks for telephoto lenses. Variable speed clockwork motor. 16, 32, 48, 64 fps. Disc exposure calculator. Claw intermittent, no sprocket. No. 179302. Bell & Howell.
Ensign Auto Kinecam '16' Model B
Ensign Auto Kinecam '16' Model B. Clockwork powered camera for 16mm film, 100' load. Single sprocket and claw drive. Cinar anastigmat lens fitted, F: 1 inch, f/2.6-16 in focusing mount. 8 frame per turn shaft hand operation. Release button selects normal half speed or slow motion speeds. Direct vision optical finder. Detachable winding handle or slow motion speeds. Drum footage counter, No.1987. Ensign Ltd, c1931. Exposure stop calculator bolted to left side.
Kodak DC210 digital camera
Kodak DC210 zoom digital camera with accessories and packaging. Built-in flash; LCD screen; Kodak Ektonar lens F;4.0-47, 28-58mm (equiv) macro, focus 2x zoom. Serial no EKE74201960.
Kodak Super Six-20 camera
Folding camera for 620 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4". Kodak Anastigmat Special lens No 689, F:100mm, f/3.5-22. Five blade shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/200/B/T. Aperture setting coupled directly to photoelectric cell for automatic exposure control. Helical front-cell focusing coupled to split image rangefinder with triangular central field, combined with viewfinder. With leather hand strap. Lever wind-on. No 59714. The camera was designed by Joseph Mihalyi and styled by Walter Dorwin Teague.
Casio QV-10A digital camera
Casio QV-10A digital camera, Serial Number 4015575A. LCD screen. Tiffen 37mm + 4 lens, made in Japan.
Kodak Kodascope 8 Model 30 projector
Kodak Kodascope 8 Model 30 projector. For 8mm film 200 feet reels, claw intermittent, 2 sprockets. Motor speed control, lamp switch, for 110 or 240 volts.
Kodak EK8 Instant camera
Folding camera for Kodak Instant Print film PR-10; auto exposure; darken-lighten control; brightline finder incorporating coincidence rangefinder; battery test button; flip-flash socket; motorised picture ejection.
Halina Rolls 35mm
Halina Rolls 35mm. camera; Serial No 923; with 45mm f3.5 Halina anastigmat lens; bought by Phyllis McLaughin at Grattan's where she worked for £5/19/6d, 1964.
'Magic Photoret' detective camera
'Magic Photoret' pocket watch detective camera for 2 inch diameter circular film, six exposures, 12 x 12mm. Pinhole lens rotating shutter, single speed, hole for pin stop as for time exposure, Circular film held in back of camera front rotates to six positions. Patents July 25th 1893 Nov 28. 1893. Magic introduction company. 1894. Designer William K L Dickson. Takes six hexagonal photographs on a 'disc' of film.
No 4 panoram kodak model D
Box camera for 103 rollfilm 3 1/2 x 12 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, of fixed aperture, in rotating mount. Exposure by focal plane slot on lens mount, two speeds (faulty), brilliant reflecting finder shows vertical field, engraved lines sow horizontal field. Two film spools retaining pins missing. No 12238. Eastman Kodak, 1907-1914.
Cinerex SU200 Super-8 Sound Projector
Cinerex SU200 Super-8. 8mm sound projector with microphone. Serial No 77050515. Film reel missing. Purchased 1978 for £142.18.
GEC Transistomatic camera/radio Model G822
Seven transistor medium and longwave radio with integral Kodak Insamatic 100 camera; 126 cartridege camera; compartment to store 4 capless AG1 type flashbulbs.
'Big Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool'
'Big Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions. Kodak Limited. 1912-1939.
Steineck ABC wristwatch camera
Made in Germany by Steineck Kamerawerk. Subminiature camera for discs of film 25mm diameter, 8 exposures 7mm diameter. Steinhetl VI lens F:12.5mm f/2.8 fixed aperture, coated cobir enamel. Two-speed rotary shutter. Refelcting finder - concave mirror and ball and pin sight. Wristwatch shaped, on green leather strap. In case. Could be Steiner-Optik GmbH?. Designed in Germany by Dr R Steineck.
Kodak pocket Instamatic 400 camera
Pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; electronic shutter, automatic exposure, fitted with flash attachment and blue Silvathia magicube.
vest pocket kodak series III camera
Folding camera for 127 rollfilm 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Fitted with a Kodar lens, f7.9-32, number 0 Kodex shutter 25/50/T/B. Screw focusing; brilliant reflecting rotating finder, autographic back, black pattern leatherette covering. No 51701. Eastman Kodak 1926-1934.
Stereo cards for 3-D Vistascreen viewer 'Art Studies No2'
Photographic prints; 11x45mm; Art Studies No 2 series 42. Ten views in total.
Kodak Digital Science DC50 zoom digital camera
Kodak Digital Science DC50 zoom digital camera. Serial No EKA74501849. 3x optical zoom, auto focus, no LCD viewer, optical viewer, 756x504 pixels.
'Humpty' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool'
'Humpty', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
Coronet 3D camera
Plastic body box camera for stereo, 127 rollfilm 2 x 2 x 1 5/8 inches. Fitted with two meniscus lenses of fixed aperture. Lever cocked instantaneous double shutter. Covering blade on No 1 lens permits single exposures. 'binocular Viewfinder', double binocular direct vision optical finders. Double socket flash contact. Instructions on back plate. Serial No D87476.
Minolta Pocket Autopak 70 camera
Minolta Pocket Autopak pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; Auto exposure; focusing scale visible in brightline finder; magicube socket; closeup lens with yellpw filter indicator in finder; low level light; No 113370. Bought by Thomas Nichols from a photograph dealer for £48.01.
Reflex-Korelle single lens reflex camera
Reflex Korelle camera. Single lens reflex camera for 120 rollfilm. Schneider Radionar lens f:7.5cm, f2.9, Serial Number 1174589, screw mount fabric focal plane shutter 1-1/500 sec. Delayed action, lever window, frame finder. Overall (deployed): 150 mm x 140 mm x 100 mm.
Thornton Pickard junior special reflex camera
Single lens reflex camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch film packs. Fitted with a Taylor Taylor Hobson Cooke anastigmat series XI lens no 123826 F: 6 1/4 inch f/3.5-16. Sliding rising front, rack and pinion focusing, focal plane shutter 10/15/25/50/75/100/150/200/300/500/1000/T. Shutter released by mirror raising knob, rotating back with Thornton Pickard film pack adaptor. Ground glass focusing screen with depp hood. Thornton Pickard.
Watkins Exposure Meter
Watkins exposure meter, made by R. Field and Co. Birmingham. Cylindrical form; pendulum cap. Actinometer from carrying long strip of sensitive paper under tinted disc. Calculator on body - 6 scales, 4 rotating, two fixed.
Instruction Booklet For Halina Rolls 35mm Camera
Halina Rolls 35mm. camera with 45mm f3.5 Halina anastigmat lens and original manufacturer's carton, c. 1963.
Eumig C4 8mm Cine Camera
eumig C4 cine camera. For doublerun 8mm film; Berthiot Perlynx lens F12.5, f/2.5, No 301897. Electric motor drive; DV optical finder.
Mutoscope by International Mutoscope Reel Co Inc, NY, USA. Animated peepshow machine for Mutoscope reels; operated by inserting one penny; internal electric lamp. Contains one reel. Advertising frame for 'The Sudden Surprise' - not related to reel. Section of side cut-away to allow view of reel inside . Serial No AB221 (previously shown as AB 3682 on Kodak Form).
Pocket Tripod for Compass Camera
Pocket tripod in fountain pen shape. Opens to 9 or 12 inches high with a built in ball and head socket. Jaegar LeCoultre, 1937.
Kodak EK300 instant camera
Instant camera for PR10 instant film packs; 'Zooming Circle' focusing aid in finder; darken-lighten control; auto-exposure; built-in electronic flash. Brown plastic.
Ensign E29 box camera
Box camera for E29 rollfilm 3 x 1 5/ 8 inches. Fitted with a simple lens of fixed aperture. T/I rotary shutter. Two reflecting finders. With blue leatherette covering. Houghton-Butcher Mfg Co Ltd, London.
Rajar No 6 camera
Plastic collapsing camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a simple lens of fixed aperture. T/I shutter. Reflecting rotating finder.
Vanity Vest Pocket Kodak Series III Autographic Camera
Vest Pocket Kodak Series III Autographic folding camera for 127 rollfilm 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Fitted with a Kodak anastigmat lens F: 83mm f/6.3-32 No 48116. Diomatic No 0 shutter 10/25/50/100/B/T. Screw focusing. Brilliant reflecting rotating finder. No 101203. In maroon figured finish with gold trim. Eastman Kodak. 1928-1933.
Kodak Instamatic 36 camera
For 126 cartirdge film; two-speed shutter; fixed lens; DV optical finder; special hot shoe for flash. A present to Andy Wallace from his wife in 1973. cost £4.74. With flash unit attached.
Ricoh Mirai Autofocus 35mm SLR camera
Ricoh Mirai autofocus 35mm S.L.R. camera, serial No.47108542. With power zoom lens 35-135mm 1:4.-5.6, macro; with lens cap. Manufactured by Ricoh Company, Japan, 1988. retailed by Johnson's Photopia.
No 0 folding pocket Kodak Model A-B camera
Collapsing camera for 121 rollfilm 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 inch. Fitted with a meniscus lens, sliding plate with three apertures, automatic built in shutter, separate release s for T/I. Brilliant reflecting finder. No 10156. Eastman Kodak, 1904-1909.
Pentax EV A3 SLR camera
Pentax EV A3 SLR camera for 35mm film, serial No.3002246. Fitted with lens 1990-5030/2.
Polaroid Land Camera Model 80B
Folding camera for instant pictures 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Coated lens. Front cell focusing. Wheel stops, coupled with shutter, EV 11-18 with B facility. Direct vision optical finder. Flash synchronised, hot shoe. No. LC 550030. Polaroid Corporation. Supplied by Hambletons, 3 Norwich Union House, Western Road, Romford.