London, South Kensington
20 July 2004
Akeley camera no. 181
Akeley Camera, Inc., New York; 35mm., metal case, chrome-plated fittings, removable arm, removable film magazine stamped 181A, with four viewing/taking lens sets: a Carl Zeiss, Jena matched Tessar f/3.5 3.5cm. nos. 673626/674628, a Carl Zeiss, Jena matched Tessar f/3.5 5cm. nos. 411076/386396, a Taylor-Hobson Cooke Kinic Anastigmat 1 3/8 inch f/2 no. 132089 and a Dallmeyer No. 9 Kinematograph no. 112927; descriptive brochure; all in maker's fitted case; an Akeley tripod
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Peter Ariel (1989), Ariel Cinematographica Register, no. 290.
Alan Katelle (2000), Home Movies. A History of the American Industry 1897-1979, p. 87
This camera dates from 1917 and was designed by the renowned wildlife film-maker Carl Akeley (1864-1926).
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