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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions. Kodak Limited. 1912-1939.
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.
'Humpty' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'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.
'Little Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Little Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
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.
Ensign Selfix 820 camera instructions
Ensign Selfix 820 camera instructions. Barnet Ensign Limited. 1949.
Ilford Sportsman 125 35mm camera
Ilford 'Sportsman 125' 35mm camera; Serial no 700245; Prontor 125 shutter; 40mm Color-Isconar lens 1:2.8; Made in West Germany, 1966.
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.
Praktica FX 3 camera
Single lens refelx camera for 35mm film 24x36mm. Zeiss Tessar lens F50mm f/2.8 Serial No 5116670. Fabric focal plane shutter 1/2 - 1/500 sec. Waistlevel refelx focusing with magnifier and sports frame finder. 2 coaxial flash sockets. No 279920.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Big Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Big Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
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.
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.
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.
Replica of 1866 Dallmeyer carte-de-visite camera
1983 (replica); 1866 (original)
Copy of 1866 Dallmeyer collodion carte-de-visite camera. Stand also replica. Made by Science Museum workshops.NOTE ScM Inv.No.1920-613 used with Shepherd lens, PHL1456.
LogiTech FotoMan Plus digital camera
Logitech Fotoman Plus digital camera with recharger stand. Built in flash; ISO 200 equiv. Threads 27mm lens f/4.5-65mm equiv. Serial No FAL469304121.
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.
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.
'Poppy' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Poppy', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
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.
The Pistol Flashmeter
Holder for magnesium ribbon. Calibrated in inches and centimetres. Continuous feed by rotating wheel. With five reels magnesium ribbon. In original box.
Asahi Pentax KM camera
SLR camera for 35mm film (24x36mm), SMC Pentax-M lens F50mm f1.7, Serial No 2507766, FP shutter, TL metering, Serial No 8444511.
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 pocket Instamatic 400 camera
Pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; electronic shutter, automatic exposure, fitted with flash attachment and blue Silvathia magicube.
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.
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.
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.
No 3 Brownie Camera Model B
Box camera for 124 rollfilm 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus achromat lens, sliing plate with three apertures, rotary shutter T/I. Two reflecting finders. Eastman kodak. 1908-1934.
Lancaster 1983 Instantograph camera
Folding stand camera for 3.25x4.25 inch plates; Lancaster patent lens with iris disphragm: f/10; rising and cross front, swing back; track and pinion focusing on lens panel; ground glass screen in Lancaster patent swing-out mount.
SMC Pentax-M f2.8 40mm-80mm Zoom Lens
SMC Pentax-M f1;2.8-4 40mm-80mm zoom lens no.7549226. With plastic lens cap.
'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.
Kodak Duaflex II Camera
Kodak Ltd. Box camera for 620 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Kodet lens, fixed aperture and focus. I/B shutter. Large brilliant refelcting finder with hood. Two pin flash contacts. Neck cord.
Magna Wrist-A-Matic camera
Magan Wrist-A-Matic; The wrist camera; for 6 10mm diameter pictures on 112 filmdisk cassette; f/11 lens, 20mm; permanent magnet shutter 1/100; in original carton with three filmdisks; donor reported camera to be commercial failure, only on the market for a short time.
Leaflet for 'Sashalite' Flash Bulb
Leaflet for `Sashalite' brand flash bulb, entitled 'Sashlite - The New Flashlight', 1930s.