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skladanowskyThe working replica of the camera designed and built c.1894 (or earlier) by Max and Emil Skladanowsky, brothers in a family of magic lantern showmen, is a faithfully copy of the surviving machine.The rather crudely constructed camera was designed to accept unperforated celluloid film, and used a worm-gear intermittent movement, to shoot their first film footage, forty eight frames, of Emil.By mid summer 1895 Max had developed the Bioskop projector, a device using two loops of film.

The Skladanowsky brothers went on to give the first shows of projected films to a paying audience in Berlin in November 1895.

This replica is a copy of the camera now in the Museum of Technology, Berlin.



 Replica Camera Mechanism