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High speed 35mm motion picture camera

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: camera
Maker: Date made: date unknown c. 1939
Measurements: 16 in x 13 in x 7 1/2 in
Nomenclature: photographic tools and equipment - high speed photographic equipment
Classification: tools and equipment

To make high-speed motion-pictures, Edgerton designed a camera without a shutter that rushed the film through continuously at speeds around 75 feet per second. In a dark room, the regular flashing of the stroboscope acted like a shutter. Doc, Germeshausen, and Grier modifed the conventional Ernemann camera for high-speed use by removing the original mechanical shutter and intermittent motion mechanism. The motor was manufactured by the Bodint Electric Company. This camera was used to film segments in "Quicker 'n' a Wink".


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