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Stereoscopic spark drum camera, French, 190

Bull, Lucien

 
Stereoscopic spark drum camera, French, 190
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Description

Stereoscopic spark drum camera, French, 1903. French. Devised by Lucien Bull, (Etienne Jules Marey's (1830-1904) asistant) this camera took 54 pairs of pictures at up to 2000 frames per second and was the first to analyse the wing beats of insects. The insect was illuminated by a succesion of very bright electrical sparks, fired off by means of the rotary contacter at the side of the camera. The drum was driven at up to 40 revolutions a second.

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