Auto Camera Mk 3 - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Auto Camera Mk 3

D. Shackman & Sons

London & Chesham

England

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Lens:
f1, 2" Wray C.R.T. Fixed iris. Serial no. 203970 .

Shutter:
None.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
200, 1" x 1" exposures on 20' of 35 mm cine film held in light-tight cassettes.

Focusing:
From 10.5" to 7".

Attributes:
Automatic film advance, spring powered, film advance by sprocket drive. Electric impulse and manual exposure release. Glass pressure plate. To focus a "grey" film is placed in the film plane when the camera is not loaded.

Serial Number:
2732 .

With:
Instruction sheet. Wiring diagram. Case.

The Auto camera was a recording camera for industrial and scientific work such as instrument recording and document filming. It was developed from the F.73 aircraft camera. Some versions were fitted with a view-finder. Speeds for models with shutters was up to 4 frames per second. This example is for recording oscilloscope screens where a shutter is not required.

References & Notes:
BJA 1951, pp. 206, 459. BJA 1952, p. 480, BJA 1953, p. 576.

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