Moy & Bastie 35mm cine camera

Catalogue number
  • PHO 178
Department
Exhibits
Production date
1909
Materials
  • whole: wood
  • whole: metal
  • whole: glass
Dimensions
  • whole: Height 18 in, Length 16 in, Width 9 in
Alternative names
  • full name: Moy & Bastie 35mm cine camera
  • simple name: camera, cine : British
Creator
Category
Equipment

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Physical description

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.

History note

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.

Engraved

(body)-Moy & Bastie's Patent no 4534 1909 s/n 125

Engraved

(lens)-f3.5-18

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