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Voightlander camera

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: camera
Maker: Date made: date unknown
Measurements: 7 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in
Nomenclature: photographic tools and equipment - high speed photographic equipment
Classification: tools and equipment

For stroboscope still photography, Edgerton did not need specially-designed cameras. Doc recalled that he used this camera, one of the most popular technical cameras of its era, to photograph water running from a faucet in 1932. Camera has a black leather case with "Voightlander" embossed across back; "MO-13A" written in yellow paint at bottom of back. Small latch slides up diagonally to open spring-loaded door. Additional letters embossed on top strap. Piece of black tape along top under handle. Leather bellows slides out along metal track. Lens is labeled "Compur" and "D.R.P. No 258646" along outside disc, "Voightländer Anastigmat "Skopar" 1:4,5. F=13,5 cm. No. 507261" along inside of rim. Yellowed label on bottom: "Strobe Lab 4-405 MIT"


1987.030.002

Gift of Harold E. Edgerton



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