King Barker 1916 Hand Crank Movie Iconic Camera Wood and Brass with Tripod

King Barker 1916 Hand Crank Movie Iconic Camera Wood and Brass with Tripod

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King Barker 1916 Hand Crank Movie Iconic Camera Wood and Brass with Tripod

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Offered for your consideration is this rare and authentic King Barker 35mm Hand Crank Cinema Camera. The Barker Brothers had these made by the Angeles Camera Company of California. The camera was patented in 1915 and was both a 35mm cinema camera and a projector (and a printer) with the added rear projection light source ( not included here).

It is an almost identical machine to the earlier Williamson type camera made in the UK.

This camera is very original with strong patina from over 101 years of existence. All original 1916 wood and brass.

The top leather strap and rear projection lamp input port cover appear to be later, but still old additions to replace the missing originals, but all else is factory original from 1916.

From the original rare hand crank to the original Zeiss taking lens, a wonderful find from the early era of film production. The later vintage tripod with geared chrome head is included in the price.

“Like artifacts of an ancient civilization –
these rare legends
of early Motion Picture and related
production equipment technology –
have a secure and appreciating place in history.”

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