The camera has two bulbous ends for film spools. Between these is a recessed lens with optical focusing. The top of the camera is removable to enable switching film spools. The case contains four empty spools as well as a spool in the camera. The case contains a cord for connecting the camera to the associated “control unit” (item 2009.ph.119).
Accession Number: 2021.zoo.76
Primary Materials: Metal, Wood, Plastic, Glass
On the back of the camera: “The Auto Camera”
“MADE IN ENGLAND BY
D. SHACKMAN & SONS
LONDON & CHESHAM
DO NOT OPERATE CAMERA WITHOUT FILM”
Box = Height = 14 cm, Length = 26 cm, Width = 18.5 cm; Camera: Height = 8 cm, Length = 23 cm, Width = 8.5
This is a camera for taking photos at timed intervals. It can be connected to a control unit via a wire and can also be used with various other apparatus.
Good. The camera shows some minor signs of use.
Associated Instruments: 2009.ph.119
D. Shackman and Sons; Made in England; London and Chesham
Date of Manufacture: c. 1950
This object was donated to the IHPST in 1982 by the University of Toronto Department of Zoology. It had been collected by Zoology professor George F. Holeton (d. 1980) along with a number of other instruments, and was donated by John H. Booth.
See: “Recording Camera – D. Shackman and Sons (Instrument Division)” in ‘Notes and News’ – Journal of Scientific Instruments, Volume 27, Number 4 (1950) pg 108.
A letter from John H. Booth at the Department of Zoology to IHPST Professor Trevor Levere dated June 3, 1982 lists this instrument among a number that were donated from the collection of Professor G.H. Holeton (d. 1980) by John H. Booth. (UTSIC Archive, File 1982)
- Donated to UTSIC