Moy & Bastie 35mm cine camera
- Catalogue number
- PHO 178
- Production date
- whole: wood
- whole: metal
- whole: glass
- whole: Height 18 in, Length 16 in, Width 9 in
- Alternative names
- full name: Moy & Bastie 35mm cine camera
- simple name: camera, cine : British
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Wooden-bodied camera (L 16in x W 9in x H 18in) with metal fittings and internal moving parts; the body is marked: 'Moy & Bastie's Patent no 4534 1909 s/n 125' and the lens 'f3.5-18'. 2 x 400ft film boxes fitted.
Moy & Bastie cine camera of the type used by British Official cinematographers working with HM's armed forces during the First World War. Lieutenant Geoffrey Malins (one of the most famous film cameramen of the period) used a Moy & Bastie to record memorable footage that was subsequently edited into the epic film, 'The Battle of the Somme' (on general release to the public by August 1916). The large dimensions of the Moy & Bastie when mounted on its associated tripod, made it, and its operative, easy targets for enemy snipers.
(body)-Moy & Bastie's Patent no 4534 1909 s/n 125
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