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Identifier

MPE-P-015-04_LePrince_Camera_1887

Creation Date

1887

Subject—Names

Le Prince 16 lens Camera

Subject—Topics

Motion picture equipment; Motion picture cameras

Description

The Le Prince 16 lens Camera, developed in 1887. 47863 in lower right corner. [Made by Louis le Prince (1842-1890?) in Paris. This camera took a series of pictures using 16 independent shutters, fired in sequence. The camera was probably only operated with a single glass plate, limiting the sequence to 16 images, although the patent outlines a complex mechanism involving two moving paper films.]

Format

BW photography; 8” x 10”

Source

Jonathan Silent Film Collection

Number

MPE-P-015-04

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