Video Production from the 1900s

Cameras

Chrono de Poche of Gaumont

1900

This camera for middle perforated 15mm film appeared in 1900.

Darling Camera

1907

I bought this 35mm hand crank camera at a German auction. It was described as being manufactured by Alfred Darling in 1907 in Great Britain. But I have yet to see this model camera described anywhere. It has a Ludwig, Dresden 3.5/50mm lens, which points at a German origin.

Caemras

Chrono de Poche of Gaumont

1900

Darling Camera

1907

Ernemann Aufnahme Kino

1908

Pathe Professionnel of 1908

1908

Ernemann Aufnahme Kino

1908

In the background an English (Warwick) projector of 1906.

Pathé Professionnel of 1908

1908

Many early film productions were made with this camera. David Griffith used it in 'Birth of a Nation'.

Akeley Camera

1913

Pathé Kok camera

1913

Back opened showing magazines. It contained for the first time 28 mm non-inflammable safety film. Lens 4.5/45 mm.

Akeley camera

1914

This 35mm camera (here equiped with telephoto lens) was affectionately called the 'pancake'. It was the favorite of many wild life and newsreel cameramen for its sturdiness until after WW2.

Amigo model A camera

1921

Tropical camera for 60m cassettes manufactured in 1921, lens Rüdersdorf, Berlin 3.5/4cm.

Midas camera

1934

Introduced in 1934 in Great Britain for 9,5 mm middle perforated film. The re winder and reel are hardly ever seen.

RCA Victor

1935

The world's first 16mm optical sound-on-film camera introduced in 1935

Prewar Cine Sakura

1936

Manufactured around 1936 by Rokuohsha, Tokyo (now Konica). Though resembling Cine Kodak cameras it has added features as backwind crank and filter compartment.

Cameras