Prestwich Camera

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Prestwich Camera was a cine camera eventually fitted with external magazines capable of holding up 400 feet (120 m) of film.

Several types of "Prestwich Camera" were manufactured in the late 19th century. One of the earliest designs of this type held 50 feet (15 m) of film—more film than any other camera of the age.

According to Carl Louis Gregory,

An advertisement in Hopwood's "Living Pictures" edition of 1899 offers the "Prestwich" specialties for animated photography -- "nine different models of cameras and projectors in three sizes for l/2-inch, 1 3/8-inch and 2 3/8-inch width of film."

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History of cinema