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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
No 0 brownie camera model A
Box camera for 127 rollfilm 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, rotary shutter T/I. With two reflecting finders. Kodak Limited, 1914-1935
'Little Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool'
'Little Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
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.
Kodak stereo camera instructions
Kodak stereo camera instructions. Eastman Kodak, 1954-1959.
De Luxe frena camera
Magazine box camera for notched cut films 2 1/2 x 3 /12 inches. Fitted with a beck Steinheil Orthostigmat lens No. 10395 US 8-255, four apertures in rotating plate. Rotary shutter 5/10/20/40/ aperture and shutter setting visible through lens. Shutter set through panel in base. With two reflecting finders, spirit level in film change handle with two Taylor Taylor Hobson double levels added. Covered in stitched calf leather with gilt fittings. R & J Beck.
Frena 00 camera
Magazine box camera for 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch notched cut films. Fitted with an achromatic lens, rotating plate with four apertures US 8, 16, 32, 256 rotary shutter, 5/10/20/40/80. Two reflecting finders and a ball bearing spirit level. With twenty cut films held in spring loaded compartment. When rotated the exposed film is released by a sliding mechanism and passed to the rear of the camera. Camera has a black leatherette covering. R. & J. Beck Limited.
Presenta Pocket Ciné Silent 9.5mm projector/viewer
PPC (Presenta Pocket Ciné) Silent 9.5mm projector/viewer. Pocket sized viewer and projector for 9.5mm film in closed cassettes. Retailed in United Kingdom by Presenta Ltd, manufactured in Switzerland, 1926. British Patent Nos 259935 and 267812; other patents pending. Cable missing plug attachment.
Cine-Kodak Outfit 923 Kodascope Projector
Cine-Kodak Outfit 923 Kodascope Projector. Cine projector for 16mm silent film. Projection lens F: 2 inches focussed by eccentric. Double shutters counter rotating. Claw intermittent, 2 continuous sprocket. Framing by double gate mask. Electric motor drive 90/100v 50cps, 1/100HP No.748786 by Robbins and Myers Company of Springfield, Ohio. Rheostat control ammeter calibrated to 5 amps. Hand rewind. Elevating screw foot. Serial No.02677. Eastman Kodak Company.
'Humpty' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool'
'Humpty', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
'Big Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool'
'Big Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
Kruegener's patent book camera No 1510
Magazine plate camera in form of book, for 38 x 38mm plates. Lens missing, guillotine shutter with tension adjusting knob, plate carried in metal holder then pushed from upper compartment into focal plane and then into the lower compartment by sliding rod. Number on plate holder back visible through red window. No 1742. Marion & Co, 1934. Invented by Dr Rudolf Krugener.
Ticka watch camera
'Ticka' camera. Pocket watch-shaped rollfilm camera for 18mm wide film in special cassette. 15x23mm pictures. Fixed aperture simple lens. T/I shutter; lens cap. With accessory brilliant reflecting finder. Exposure counter. In cloth case, with directions, instruction book, receipt, instruction card. Engraved with interlaced 'HTC' on front of case.
Carton for Ticka watch camera
Carton for 'Ticka' camera. Contains cloth draw-string bag, receipt for developing film spool; photo postcard; directions for use, instruction book, receipt, read carefully ticket marked 'Caution'. Sold to T & H Doublet Optician & Co, 38 Moorgate Street, Bank, London. Purchased 19th September 1908.
Eumig P8 8mm silent cine projector
Eumig P8 8mm silent cine projector. Cast metal with powder coating. Foto-Kind Weldman (retailer?). Serial No 168676.
No 2 brownie model f camera
Box camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, sliding plate with three apertures, rotary shutter T/I, with two brilliant reflecting finder. In blue leatherette. 1929-1935.
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. International Mutoscope Reel Co Inc, New York. Serial No AB282. Working display item.
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.
Nikon F camera
Single lens reflex camera for 35mm film 24x36mm; Nikko-S Auto lens F:5cm f/2 Serial No 542635; with lens cap 'Nippon Kogaku Tokyo 52mm Patent Pending'; focal plane shutter 1-1/1000 sec. delayed action; pentaprism/meter head, coupling to shutter setting and aperture; match needle in finder and on prism top; set shutter; adjust aperture no. 480256; Camera Serial no. 6451677.
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).
'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.
Clear glass bottle for elderflower water, c 1830
Bottle, shop round, clear glass, used for elderflower water, from Savory and Moore, English, 1801 to 1850. Label on fron reads 'AO: FL: Sang'.
Rollei Magic Camera
Francke and Heidecke. TLR Xenar 75mm f/3.5 No 6561307 taking lens, Heidomat viewing lens. Prontormat-s shutter. Automatic exposure option. No 25054406.
Canon AE1 Camera Body Partially Dismantled
Canon AE1 35mm single lens refelx camera body, partially dismantled. Cut-away section through body (no lens).
Kodak telephoto convertor
Kodak 24mm telephoto converter for Cone Ektann lens f/2.7 and f/1.9 for Brownie Movie camera. Coated with engraved depth of field indications. Provision for 32mm filters. Kodak Limited. With clip on front finder frame.
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.
Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak camera
Collapsing camera for 127 rollfilm 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Meniscus lens, apertures 1-4. Ball Bearing shutter 25/50/B/T. Brilliant reflecting rotating finder. Black crackle finish. No 1721533.
Watson quarterplate stand camera
Folding stand camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch plates. No lens fitted. Rack and pinion focusing on rear panel. Sliding rising front. Swing back. Hinged swing out focusing screen. Two tripod bushes for vertical or horizontal use. W. Watson and sons Ltd. Maker's name on back plate.
A shell bursting
A black and white photograph entitled ‘ A shell bursting’, taken by an unknown photographer at Gallipoli, about 1915, from an album of photographs in the Kodak collection, page 31.
‘W’ Beach from the Sea
A black and white photograph entitled ‘’W’ Beach from the Sea’, taken by an unknown photographer at Gallipoli, about 1915, from an album of photographs in the Kodak collection, page 43.
New Photographer Award, 1928
Printed Materials & Ephemera
Plaque, New Photographer Award, 1928. Cast bronze relief on wooden mount. Cast with a seated man putting a laurel crown on a seated angel. 'Awarded to S A Smith New Photographer 6168 - LNER April 1928'
A black and white photograph entitled ‘M.O’s Dugout’, taken by an unknown photographer at Gallipoli, about 1915, from an album of photographs in the Kodak collection, page 27.
70x85mm ferrotype of family group sitting on the sands at the seaside. Children clutching buckets and spades. Three women, four children and one man.
Crook’s Villa on the Terrace
A black and white photograph entitled ‘Crook’s Villa on the Terrace’, taken by an unknown photographer at Gallipoli, about 1915, from an album of photographs in the Kodak collection, page 42.
A Cemetery, Gallipoli
A black and white photograph entitled ‘A Cemetery at Gallipoli’ taken by an unknown photographer at Gallipoli, about 1915, from an album of photographs in the Kodak collection, page 14.
I W PS bronze plaque
Printed Materials & Ephemera
Awarded N Blake. Two alegorical female figures, one with camera etc, moulded in bronze on oak plaque with hinged stand. Engraved at bottom 'IWPS, 1903, N Blake'.
View of Beach at Broadstairs
A black and white photograph of the beach at Broadstairs, taken by an unknown photographer, June 1915, from an album of snapshots in the Kodak collection, page13.
186 books illustrated with original photographs
186 books illustrated with original photographs, covering the period 1854-1895
Portsmouth camera club sliver medal case
Printed Materials & Ephemera
Portsmouth camera club sliver medal case. J Purser and Sons Limited. 1937. Black leatherette box, silk and velvet inside. Printed inside lid 'J P Limited, J Peser and Sons Ltd (R E Pickettt), The Jewellers, Portsmouth, Southsea and Southampton'.
Case for Queen Alexandra's Wynne's Infallible Exposure Meter
Velvet-lined leatherette case for Queen Alexandria's watch-type actinometer.
Casio QV-10A digital camera
Casio QV-10A digital camera, Serial Number 4015575A. LCD screen. Tiffen 37mm + 4 lens, made in Japan.