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Le Prince single-lens cine camera-projector, British, 1888.

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Le Prince single-lens cine camera-projector, British, 1888.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


View inside case. This is posibly the second of two single-lens cameras designed by Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince (1842-1890). Made in Leeds, Yorkshire, this combined camera and projector is said to have been used to take moving picture sequences at his father-in-law's house in Roundhay, Leeds and of Leeds Bridge in 1888. The lower of the two lenses is the taking lens and the upper is the viewfinder. The lens asembly was moved for focusing using the lever on the right. The camera body was made by Frederick Mason, a local joiner.

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