Debrie Sept 35mm cine camera, French, 1922.
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actual image size: 32cm x 32cm

Debrie Sept 35mm cine camera, French, 1922.

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


This clockwork-driven camera, manufactured by the Paris firm of Andre Debrie, was a multi-purpose instrument combining the functions of still and cine camera, printer and projector. Though it took only five metres of film (lasting 17 seconds) it had a profesional use, particularly by newsreel cameramen pirating events to which a rival company had exclusive rights.

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