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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
'Poppy' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'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.
'Humpty' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Humpty', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
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', c 1977
'Little Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
BBC 2 Station Identification Caption
BBC 2 station identification caption or 'tuning device', 1967. Presented to Aubrey Singer, Controller BBC 2, 1978. Example of a mechanical animated TV graphic. Fitted with presentation panel that reads 'Aubrey Singer / Controller BBC 2 / 1974-1978'.
Stirn waistcoast detective camera
Stirn waistcoast detective camera, made by C.P. Stirn Photographische Camera, Berlin. DRP 38391. Circular metal camera for 14cm diameter plater, 6 pictures 4cm diamter. RR type lens, fixed focus aperture, roating shutter T or I, cord or direct release. Original wind on knob and pointer missing. Neck cord. Back retained by single knob. Brown enamel finish.
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.
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.
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.
Beirette Model II 35mm Camera
Beirette Model II 35mm single lens refelx camera. fitted with Meritar 45mm. f2.9 lens by E Ludwig, Serial No 1498511, in Priomet shutter. bought from Boots in 1967 for £6 5 shillings. Used mainly for colour slides.
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.
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.
Kodak Reflex II Twin Lens Reflex Camera
Twin lens reflex camera for 620 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Fitted with a Kodak Anastar lens F:80mm f/3.5-22 both taking and viewing lenses. Flash Kodamatic shutter 2/5/10/25/50/100/300/B/T. Coaxial bayonet flash socket. Gear connected focusing front cells. Ground glass reflex focusing screen. Hood with magnifier ad frame sports finder. Knob automatic windon with exposure counter. No.64556. Eastman Kodak 1948-1954.
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.
Rouch's Eureka Detective Camera
Box magazine plate camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch plates. Rouch instantaneous doublet lens No 7023 with 4 Waterhouse stops, Thornton Pickard Roller Blind shutter built in behind lens 15/25/40/60/80, released by pneumatic tube (perished). Two reflecting finders with covers. Sliding lens cover, bag type plate changer built in with 12 metal plate holders. Sliding body focusing. W.W. rouch. 1888.
'Big Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Big Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
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.
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.
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.
Nicnon TF.S binocular camera outfit
Nicnon TF.S binocular camera outfit, 7 x 50 prismatic binoculars, variable interocular separation, centre wheel focusing, calibrated in feet, =2, -4 dioptre adjustment on each eyepiece. Field 300 ft at 1000 yds. Nicnon lenses F/3.5, F: 165mm coated. Righthand lens Serial No103548 sliding lens hood. Halframe 35mm camera fitted to side of righthand lens, motorwind, shutter speeds 1/60, 1/125/ 1/250. Corss graticule in righthand section. Accessory show, tripod bush. With leather neckstrap. Serial No.703609. Nichiryo international corp ltd. c.1974.
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.
Agfa Flexilette Twin Lens Reflex Camera
Twin lens reflex camera for 35mm film, 24 x 36mm. Fitted with two Agfa color Apotar lens F: 45mm, f/2.8-22, coated. Helical focusing mount with finder lens, reflex screen with split image finder in centre. Folding hood with magnifier and optical frame finder. Prontor shutter 1/2/5/8/15/30/125/250/500/B. Coaxial flash socket. X-Synch. Lever wind. Rotary exposure counter. Film type reminder wheel. With lens hood. Serial No AB 3850. Agfa c.1961.
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions. Kodak Limited. 1912-1939.
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.
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.
National camera C-R1 with radio, 1978
Pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; Fujinon 23mm lens f/5.6, fixed focus; Mechanical shutter 1/250 sec.; aperture of f/5.6 or f/11 set by cartridge insertion (ASA 100 or 400_ built-in electronic flash; radio AM 520-1610 KHz; 9 transistor; 120 mW output; tuning indicator; Serial No A1425363.
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.
Specto Royal 8mm Projector Type204
Specto Royal 8mm portable cine projector, type 204, for standard 8mm film. 1960-1961. Camera built in to case. Serial No 3896. Lentar 20mm lens f/1.4. Bought by A Gill in 1961 for £28/9/6d.
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.
Box camera for 4 x 5 inches notched sheet film. Fitted with a rapid rectilinear lens, rotating plate with four apertures f8, 16, 32, 256. Rotary shutter 5/10/20/40/80. Rotating plate before lens with four supplementary lenses, ft-3 1/2 foot. 6 1/2 foot - 51/2 foot. 12 foot-7 foot. 30 foot - 12foot. Two reflecting finders with hoods. Magazine changing mechanism lever operated for notched films, spirit level NO 5781. Covered in black leather. R.& J. Beck.
Casio QV-10A digital camera
Casio QV-10A digital camera, Serial Number 4015575A. LCD screen. Tiffen 37mm + 4 lens, made in Japan.
Sawyer's View-Master 3D Imersion Viewer Model E
Sawyer's View-Master 3D Imersion Viewer Model E. Plastic stereo viewer for view master reels. Fixed focus and interocular separation. Lever windon. With 1002 London II View-Master reel.
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.
Stereo cards for 3-D Vistascreen viewer, 'Glamour Models No3'
Photographic prints; 11x45mm; Glamour Models No 3 series 41. a Bevy of British Beauties.
'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.
Ensign Cupid Camera
Ensign Cupid Camera made by Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Co. Ltd. London. T-Shaped box camera for 120 film 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" single lens fixed aperture T/I shutter, cocked by rod. Collapsing frame finder, black crackle finish. Patent No 194897 and 207637.
Kodak Magnesium Ribbon Holder
Holder for magnesium ribbon fed over wooden roller through narrow window nozzle. Triangular wedge-shape. Black and yellow tin plate. Kodak Limited. 1912-1939.
The Soho Cadet camera
Folding camera, in maroon bakelite, for 120 rollfilm, 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Simple lens, rotating plate with four apertures 1-4; T/I flipflop shutter. Brilliant refelcting rotating finder. Sliding focusing with click stops 'near' and 'far'. Maroon bellows.
Six 16 Kodak model C camera
Six 16 Kodak Model C camera. Self erecting folding camera for 616 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 4 1/4. Fitted with a K.S. anastigmat lens F:12cm f/4.5-32. No 0 pronto shutter 25/50/10/B/T with delayed action. Cable release socket. Brilliant reflecting rotating finder, collapsing frame finder. No 50909. Kodak Limited. 1935-1936. Black and chrome finish.
Velox Photographic Paper
One packet of Velox Vigorous Art paper and one packet of Velox VV-2 paper ( 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches).
No 2 Hawkette camera
Collapsing camera in brown Bakelite for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Fitted with a simple lens, T/I shutter, sliding plate with three apertures, rotating reflecting finder. Kodak Limited, 1930.