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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Ensign FP Roll Film Reflex Camera (Tropical Model)
Single lens reflex camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch. Teak and bronzed metal. Aldis-Butcher Anastigmat F:4.25 inches f/4.5-32 No 151366. fabric focal plane shutter 25/40/50/75/125/250/500/T. Rack and pinion focusing, infinity to 4', ground glass focusing screen with collapsing hood, mirror removed by shutter release, optical frame finder, F: 6604. Houghton-Butcher.
Drem Justaphot extinction meter
Justophot Automatic Drem Exposure Meter. Telescope-type meter; scales for time, speed and aperture; in leather case; in original box with instructions. White metal tube with eye-piece. box also contains leather case, abridged instructions and full instructions booklet. Patentee Dr Emille Meyer.
'Little Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Little Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
Kodak stereo camera instructions
Kodak stereo camera instructions. Eastman Kodak, 1954-1959.
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
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.
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.
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.
Packet of 'Paper Nitric'
Red paper packet of 'Paper Nitric' for Agfa 'Flashlight-Lamp', manufactured in Berlin about 1922.
Serial cable for Kodak DC210 digital camera
Serial cable for Kodak DC210 Zoom digital camera.
'Humpty' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Humpty', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
'Big Ted' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Big Ted', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
Hypo For Enitone and Collodion Self Toning Papers
Packet of Hypo for Enitone and Collodion Self Toning papers, in printed paper wrapper.
Ensign Ful-Vue camea
Ensign Ful-Vue box camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Cast metal body with powder coating and plastric strap. Fitted with a simple lens of fixed aperture and focus. T/I shutter. Large brilliant reflecting finder. 21st birthday present to June Foulds in 1952, £2/13/10d.
SMC Pentax-A f2.8 35mm lens and case
SMC Pentax-A f/1;2.8 35mm lens Serial No 6101080. With lens cover. Manufactured by Asaki Optical Co, Japan 1987. Lens case, embossed on top 'Pentax', on bottom 'HA-90B' Japan'.
National camera C-R1 with radio
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.
No 2A Folding Buster Brown camera Model A
Folding bellows camera for 116 rollfilm 2 1/2 x 4 1/4". Simple lens, US 116-128. Wollensak Optical Co shutter T/I/B. Brilliant reflecting finder on baseboard, reversible. Sliding focusing, with 3 position preset stop. Patent 20 September 1910.
Negative Taken With Queen Mary's Doll's House Camera
Made by Company craftsmen at Kilburn camera repair works. 1/8th scale model of Brownie camera made for presentation to the Queen Mary's Doll's House project. Fully working. With 2 negatives taken with camera - one of men who made it; 2 contact prints and two enlargements. Camera not presented as a second, folding model was thought more appropriate. Lens: 1/2" piano convex from microscope objective; finder lenses watch crown jewels. Cost approxiamtely £30; six weeks work.
No 3a folding pocket Kodak model A
Folding camera for 122 rollfilm 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Fitted with a Bausch and Lomb rapid rectilinear lens, US 4- 128. F.P.K automatic shutter, T/B/I with pneumatic release valve, sliding rising and cross front, sliding focusing, brilliant reflecting rotating finder with spirit level and hood. No 635-A. Eastman Kodak, 1903-1908.
No 2 folding pocket Kodak model C
Folding camera for 101 rollfilm 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Fitted with a Bausch and Lomb rapid rectilinear lens, US 4-128. Automatic shutter T/B/I with pneumatic release valves. Sliding focusing with preset stops. Brilliant reflecting finder on baseboard with hood. Eastman Kodak, 1904-1909.
Miniature Scale Model of 2C Brownie camera
Made by Company craftsmen at Kilburn camera repair works. 1/8th scale model of Brownie camera made for presentation to the Queen Mary's Doll's House project. Fully working. With 2 negatives taken with camera - one of men who made it; 2 contact prints and two enlargements. Camera not presented as a second, folding model was thought more appropriate. Lens: 1/2" piano convex from microscope objective; finder lenses watch crown jewels. Cost approxiamtely £30; six weeks work. Makers and photographers C. Abbott; A. Bartlett; D. Cross; S Le Frank.
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.
Packet of 'Slogas' Paper
One packet of Illingworth's 'Slogas' gaslight paper. 'Special Exhibition Sample', 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch.
Ilford advocate camera
Solid body camera for 35mm film in 24 x 36mm. Fitted with a Dallmeyer anastigmat lens F: 35mm, f/4.5-22, coated. Two blade shutter with behind the lens capping blade. 25/50/100/150/200/B. Helical focusing. Direct vision optical finder. White stove enamelled finish. Plate aperture and shutter rings. Cf 3996, 3997. No.1919-3296. Ilford ltd.
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.
Johnson Indoor Photography Outfit
Cardboard folding white reflector and Photolux flashbulb holder for fitting to torch. In original packing with carton of Photoflux lamps (bulbs missing). Card tube. Silvered paper wrapping. With instructions.
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
Reynolds and Branson quarter plate stand camera
Folding stand camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 plates. With a W Banks Bolton wide angle lens F: 5 1/2 inches rotating wheel with stops f/17, 23, 35, 46 No. 56. Sliding rising and cross front. Front standard fixed. Rack and pinion focusing on rear panel, double extension. Reversible back with hinged ground glass screen. Vertical swing back. Square bellows. Reynolds and Branson.
'Poppy' from BBC children's television series 'Playschool', c 1977
'Poppy', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Playschool', c 1977.
Kodak junior I camera original carton
Kodak junior I camera original carton. Kodak Limited 1954-1963.
Nimslo 3-D 35mm camera
Nimslo 3-D 35mm camera. 35mm automatic 3 Dimension. Hot shoe.Automatic shutter, electronically programmed, 1/30 to 1/500 seconds. Serilal No.230910334. 30mm Quadra lens system; 30mm f/5.6 Air Spaced Triplets with coated high indexed optical glass elements, prefocussed to 6' (2 metres) to infiniity. Serial No 1202.
Kodak Staff Photographic Society bronze medal in case
Printed Materials & Ephemera
Awarded to N L Wilson, Harrow, in Eighth Exhibtion. Yellow metal medal . Obverse shows classssically-dressed woman with bellows, camera, shield, engraved ' Kodak Staff Photographic Society'. Reverse engraved in laurel wreath 'Eighth Exhibition 1950, M L Wilson, Harrow'. In lined case. Machine-tooled blue leatherette box, silk lined, blue velvet. Silk inside lid of box printed 'Watches & Clocks, Jewellery, The Glossoid Co Ltd, 45-50 Hillborn Viaduct, London, EC1, Cutlery, silver, electro-plate, cups & sports prizes a speciality'.
No 2A Brownie Camera
Box camera for 116 rollfilm 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, sliding plate with three apertures. Rotary shutter, T/I. Two reflecting finders. Kodak Canada Inc. 1924-1933.
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.
The Kombi Camera
Alfred C Kemper, Chicago. All-metal box camera for 1 1/4 inch film camera, 1 /8 inch diameter. Simple lens; removable cap with small aperture. T/I shutter. Removable disc in back to convert to graphoscope viewer. Two spring retaining clips. No 13286. In original carton.
Kodak EK2 Instant camera
Rigid body camera for Kodak PR-10 Instant Print packs; auto exposure; lighten-darken control; battery test button; brightline finder manual picture ejection; flip-flash socket.
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.
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.