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Cherry Kearton camera on BBC Antiques Roadshow (15/05/2016)

The BBC’s Antiques Roadshow featured an English Pattern wooden cine camera believed to have been owned by Cherry Kearton. Expert Hilary Kay identified the camera as being made by the Williamson Kinematograph Co Ltd but this was based on the star trade mark that was on the lower film magazine. The upper magazine was different to the lower one. The camera had large hinges that I would not associate with a Williamson product. I wonder if any member of this forum can offer an expert opinion.

The show was available on the BBC I Player at the time of this posting.Antiques Roadshow starts at 15m 30s.

BPH also reported on a Kearton camera purchased by the National Media Museum. See: http://britishphotohistory.ning.com/profiles/blogs/national-media-m...

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