LUMIÈRE CINEMATOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, CIRCA 1896 AN EXTREMELY EARLY EXAMPLE Cinématographe, No 145, J. Carpentier, Paris, c.1896, J. Carpentier,

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LUMIÈRE CINEMATOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, CIRCA 1896
AN EXTREMELY EARLY EXAMPLE
Cinématographe, No 145, J. Carpentier, Paris, c.1896, J. Carpentier,

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LUMIÈRE CINEMATOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, CIRCA 1896
AN EXTREMELY EARLY EXAMPLE
Cinématographe, No 145, J. Carpentier, Paris, c.1896, J. Carpentier, walnut-veneered case of dovetail construction, 35mm., hand-cranked, with winding handle, the front with brass anodized panel engraved "CINÉMATOGRAPHE Auguste et Louis Lumière Breveté S.G.D.G. J Carpentier, Ingénieur Constructeur Paris," the mechanism with sprocketless double pin movement for Lumière perforated film, glass pressure plate, internal film mechanism and an anodized brass-bound lens engraved "G. Krauss & Cie, Paris, No. 15949, Anast-Zeiss f/8 136mm. Bte - S.G.D.G."
WITH:
No.1 Lumière presentation projector, Paris, J. Carpentier, c.1896, walnut body stamped no. 1, the metal case stamped "J. Carpentier Paris no. H111 23," with hand-cranked mechanism and a brass-bound lens.
AND WITH:
Supplementary Ross 5½ inch lens engraved Rapid Symetrical Sold by Adams & Co London no. 57276. Ross London; three Cinématographe tin film cannisters; a wooden single spool feed magazine; a later wooden two spool magazine, an anodized brass internal take up magazine; and a rare Lumière film winder, with brass hand-cranked pulley and velvet-lined film guide, on a walnut base.

The Lumière brothers were the first to develop a consistent working system for capturing and projecting moving pictures on celluloid. They patented their camera, the Cinématographe in 1895 and made their first film with it, Sortie de l'usine Lumière de Lyon, that same year. The first 10 examples of their camera were produced that year, but were prototypes not available for sale. It was in 1896 that they were available to the public and the present example comes from that batch of 240 produced, numbered 10-250. Only about 450 total examples of this model were known to have been produced before the design was altered in 1898.
The present projector is one of the only known cased examples. Coe, Brian. The History of Movie Photography 1981; Auer, Michel & Michel Ory. Histoire de la Caméra Ciné Amateur, 1979; Ariel, Peter. Ariel Cinematographica Register Band 4, no. 986. 1989.
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LUMIÈRE CINEMATOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, CIRCA 1896 AN EXTREMELY EARLY EXAMPLE Cinématographe, No 145, J. Carpentier, Paris, c.1896, J. Carpentier,
LUMIÈRE CINEMATOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, CIRCA 1896 AN EXTREMELY EARLY EXAMPLE Cinématographe, No 145, J. Carpentier, Paris, c.1896, J. Carpentier,
LUMIÈRE CINEMATOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, CIRCA 1896 AN EXTREMELY EARLY EXAMPLE Cinématographe, No 145, J. Carpentier, Paris, c.1896, J. Carpentier,
LUMIÈRE CINEMATOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, CIRCA 1896 AN EXTREMELY EARLY EXAMPLE Cinématographe, No 145, J. Carpentier, Paris, c.1896, J. Carpentier,
LUMIÈRE CINEMATOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, CIRCA 1896 AN EXTREMELY EARLY EXAMPLE Cinématographe, No 145, J. Carpentier, Paris, c.1896, J. Carpentier,
LUMIÈRE CINEMATOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, CIRCA 1896 AN EXTREMELY EARLY EXAMPLE Cinématographe, No 145, J. Carpentier, Paris, c.1896, J. Carpentier,
LUMIÈRE CINEMATOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, CIRCA 1896 AN EXTREMELY EARLY EXAMPLE Cinématographe, No 145, J. Carpentier, Paris, c.1896, J. Carpentier,
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