- Antique and Vintage Cameras

Multicolore

c. 1905

Société de Photographie des Couleurs

Paris

France

Image of Multicolore

Lens:
Extra Rapid Colmont, iris scaled 15 - 3.

Shutter:
Between the lens sector, speeds 5 - 20, I and P settings.

Construction:
Wood body.

Format:
12, 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" exposures on plates held in drop plate mechanism.

Focusing:
To 2 metre.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder and eye-level, lens/post view-finder.
Disk behind the lens carries red, yellow, and green filters and a space without filter. Exposure counter. Two spirit levels.

This is a 3-colour camera sold by Société de Photographie des Couleurs, Paris and by Ernemann in Germany, presumably the original manufacturer. The camera has the form of a conventional falling plate camera but carries filters behind the lens for 3-colour photography. Each filter is moved into position by a lever on the camera front and a separate negative is exposed.

A patent of 1905 shows a similar arrangement but with the movement of the filters automated by springs.

References & Notes:
BP 4874/1905.

Illustrations:
MA 1629. Shows a similar camera.

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