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Film container for camera (IN-0578)

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

MIT Div. of Industrial Co-Operation #249-152

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.

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