London, South Kensington
22 January 2007
Cinematographic camera no. 4
B.F.L, France; 35mm., wood-body, top-mounted brass carry handle, the top stamped B.F.L. BREVETé S.G.D.G. and 4, brass and steel mechanism with intermittent movement, hand crank, feed spindle and take-up spool, brass bound focusing lens -- 160 x 230 x 180mm.
The vendor recollects buying this cinematographic camera from Brieux, Paris, in the 1950s.
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Thomas Ganz (1994) Die Welt im Kasten, p. 120, 125
E. Trutat (1899), La Photographie Animée, p. 98-100.
This camera appears identical to M. Demaria's Le Pygmalion camera which was described and illustrated in Trutat's La Photographie Animée. The camera was described for taking and projecting moving pictures.
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An Important Early French Cinematographic Camera
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