Photoscopic - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Photoscopic

1924

La Cinéscopie

Brussels

Belgium

Image of Photoscopic

Lens:
f3.5, 45 mm O.I.P. Labor, iris diaphragm to f28. Serial no. 1086 .

Shutter:
Pronto 3 speed, 1/25 - 1/100, B, T.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
50, 24 x 20 mm exposures on 35 mm cine film held in special cassettes.

Focusing:
Helical to 0.35 metre.

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Film advance by claw mechanism, not coupled to shutter. A metal strip is pulled to operate the claw mechanism, the claws are sprung mounted to pass back over the film when the strip is released. Film advance moves frame counter.

Serial Number:
005609 .

With:
Two cassettes, one wood, one metal. Case.

Cameras from Belgium and Holland (published by the Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerp) provides the following information: the camera was designed by André Van Remoortel and manufactured by his company La Cinéscopie. Two version were made, the first having the film advanced by a tab on the back of the camera, the second having, additionally, a film-advance knob on the top of the camera. Control of the company was relinquished by 1929, the company then introduced the Cinescopic. It is further stated that the layout of the Amourette camera by O.T.A.G. was copied from Van Remoortel's designs following a visit to Brussels. The lens was supplied by Optique et Instruments de Précision of Ghent.

Both models of the Photoscopic are rare.

References & Notes:
Cameras from Belgium and Holland, p. 110.

Homéos

No. 00 Cartridge Premo

Eka

Photoscopic

Amourette

Sept

Ansco Memo

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