Power's Cameragraph No 6 35mm hand driven cine projector mechanism.
Metal, Brass, Wood, Plastic?
318 x 255 x 285 mm
Place of origin
Fox Talbot Museum, Wiltshire (Accredited Museum)
Powers Cameragraph No 6 35mm hand driven cine projector mechanism.
Power's Cameragraph No 6 projector mechanism. Projector mechanism for 35mm film. Intermittent sprocket and two continuous sprocket drive. No spool arms. Centrifugally operated safety shutter. Framing by movement of intermittent mechanism. The mechanism is attached to a heavy metal base. On the right hand side is the wood and metal hand crank (aiming for 18 frames per second) powering a number of associated cog wheels, which drive the feed rollers on the top to move the film to the gate at the back. Below the lens housing is an oblong black plastic window. There is no associated lamp house. In this piece of machinery, the lens and the external shutter blade is missing. Markings: On the top of the body is stamped, "33472". Above the lens housing is stamped, "Power's Cameragraph". Stamped onto a brass plate on the front of the projector, “Reg Trade Mark, Power’s Cameragraph No 6, Made by Nicholas Power Co. New York. Pat No. 773,981 - Nov. 1 1904 “ “ 818.047 - Apr. 17 1906 “ “ 826.112 - July. 1 1906 “ “ 959.601 - May 31 1910 “ “ 1,041.813 - Oct 22 1912 “ “ 1,051.632 - Jan 28 1913 “ “ 1,088.364 - Feb 24 1914 “ “ 1,129.121 – Feb 23 1915 “ “ 1,184.126 - May 23 1916 Other Patents Pending. This machine is sold by the Nicholas Power Co. with the restriction that it may only be used as originally sold or with substitute or repair parts made by the Nicholas Power Co”.
Part of the Fenton Collection. A gift from British Film Institute in 2017. From 1986-1999, part of BFI collection for the Museum of the Moving Image. BFI purchased collection in 1986 from James Fenton's Museum of Photography, Port Erin, Isle of Man 1976-1986