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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
'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.
'Little Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool'
'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.
'Humpty' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool'
'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.
'Big Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool'
'Big Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Selo Film Advertising Sign
Enamelled-metal advertising sign bearing the words `Selo Film, Selo Regd Chrome Film, Made in England, Developing & Printing', 1929-1930.
Olympus Trip 35 with pouch
Olympus Trip 35 SLR camera with pouch. Olympus DZUIO lens 1;2.6, f-40mm. Lens made in Japan. Camera Serial No 5231297.
Kodak pocket Instamatic 400 camera
Pocket camera for 110 cartridge film; electronic shutter, automatic exposure, fitted with flash attachment and blue Silvathia magicube.
The Ensign Sanderson camera
Folding hand stand camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 plates. Fitted with a Ross combinable lens F: 5 3/4 inches, 9 1/2 and 10 1/4 inches, f/5.7-45 or f/11-64 No.133714, 133713. Rimset compur S shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/200/B/T, delayed action. Slidng and rack and pinion focusing. Double extension. Secondary rack and pinion within body for wide angle lens use. Flap in body top to permit extra rise. Ground glass focusing scree with sprubg folding hood. Drop front. Spririt level on baseboard. REflecting viewfinder missing. Of ebonised black wood and plated metal finish. No. 26352 Body C 910. Houghton-Butcher. c.1930.
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).
Six-20 Hawkeye Major Camera
Box camera for Six-20 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, fixed aperture, rotary shutter T/I, two reflecting finders. Kodak Limited. 1934
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).
Olympus OM-10 Camera
Olympus OM -0 Q camera; black body only; Serial no 1293568. Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S lens, 50mm 1:1.8, Serial No 3794587.
ITT Binocular 110 Camera 407
ITT Binocular 110 Camera 407, made in Japan for ITT (The International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation). 110 cartridge camera combined with non-prismatic binoculars (x4); F:80mm f/11 telephoto lens 80mm giving 4 times magnification.; single speed shutter. Described as a 'Unique Dual Purpose Camera for the Active Photographer'.
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.
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.
Sputnik stereo camera
Three lens reflex camera for 120 rollfilm 2 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. With two coated anastigmat lenses I-22. F: 7.5cm f/4.5-22. No,008966. Twin shutters 15/30/60/125/B. Both lenses gear coupled to reflex viewfinder lens, brilliant focusing screen, centred ground disc. Hood with magnifier and sports frame finder. Made of moulded plastic. Made in Russia. Two lens caps, one missing.
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.
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions
Kodak magnesium ribbon holder instructions. Kodak Limited. 1912-1939.
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.
Puma 'Plus' 120 roll film camera
Puma 120 roll film camera, "Plus", boxed. Made by Puma Cameras Ltd. Purma Anastigmat lens 55mm f/6.3. With metal lens cap.
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.
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 Disc Kodacolor HR film
Kodak disc Kodacolor HR film. Two empty cartons and one disc (normally two). Carton Serial No BHDBB 8672, expires Dec 1983. Disc has Serial Number BHDBB 867P
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.
Flexible Printed Circuit Board from Canon AE1
Flexible printed circuit board from the Canon AE-1, programmable camera.
No 0 Buster Brown Box Camera
Ansco Co, Binghampton. Box camera for 127 rollfilm 2 1/2 x 1 5/8". Simple lens, fixed aperture. Flip-flop rotary shutter, T/I. Two reflecting finders. Covered with maroon leatherette wwith gilt trim. Pat. Sept. 20 1910.
'Sashalite' Flash Bulb
`Sashalite' brand flash bulb, screw fitting. Glass bulb containing aluminium foil, manufactured by GEC Ltd, 1930s.
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.
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.
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.