Accession Number: 2009.ph.118
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).
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
University of Toronto Department of Physics
See: “Recording Camera – D. Shackman and Sons (Instrument Division)” in ‘Notes and News’ – Journal of Scientific Instruments, Volume 27, Number 4 (1950) pg 108.
- Donated to UTSIC