Vinten HS300 high speed camera, 1938.
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Detail of mechanism. This was the first high speed camera capable of reaching 300 frames per second, using an intermittent mechanism. The British firm of Vinten began in 1909 by manufacturing Kinemacolor projectors for Charles Urban. Subsequently, Vintens were asociated with instrumentation and military reconnaisance cameras and camera mounts. Today, they are leading manufacturers of film and television dollies and cranes.