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Pathe Baby Hand turned (2 cameras)
Pathe Baby - Motrix automatic (2 cameras)
Pathe Baby - Camo automatic (2 cameras)
Baby-Cine Posograph
Pathe Motocamera (7 cameras)
Pathe Motocamera “De Luxe” (2 cameras)
Pathe Motocamera Model B (3 cameras)
Pathe Motocamera model “H” (8 cameras)
Pathe Motocamera - 1949, model National II
 

Pathe Motocamera – 1954,
Model National II
                                                        Pathescope ‘PAT
                                                                               Pathe Webo Rio
Pathe Webo ‘A’ – 1948
Pathe Webo ‘A’ Lux
Pathe Webo ‘M ’  (2 cameras)
Pathe Webo ‘M’ Reflex
Pathe Lido
Pathescope ‘Prince’ (3 cameras)
 

 

Pathe Baby Hand turned - The camera  production No 045501 – Continsouza Paris.
The condition of our camera is medium. The leather is loose; it does not touch to the body in many places. The viewfinder is original; with a lens of glass. Those cameras, at that time, were supplied with this special kind of viewfinders.  Looking closer to, it is able to be seen, that the viewfinder was replaced. The objective in our camera is Berthiot f 1:3, 5. The drive is working very well. The catch door does not work properly.
The camera was produced circa in 1923. It was produced for the British market; on the body is embodied – ‘Made in France British Patent No 208105’ . The cassette old type- ‘hand turned’ is inside of the camera.
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Pathe Baby Hand turned - The camera production No 060078 – Continsouza Paris
The camera is in a very nice condition. All mechanisms are working very well. It is supplied with Krauss lens;  f 3,5; 2 cm. In the camera is the original Pathe Baby cassette.
The camera is supplied with the Babygraphe in a leather case.
The Babygraphe is in a light brown original case with the Pathe logo. The camera was produced in France, circa 1923.
 

 

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Pathe Baby - Motrix automatic - The camera production No 040938 – Continsouza Paris  
The camera was made in France, circa in 1926. The camera has got the Motrix Automatic Drive. The camera gives possibilities of two kinds of photographing; of any object at minimum distance 1m, and infinitive distance, adjusting the mechanism on the length of the viewfinder.  Some parts are missing: the starting knob; a small screw on the top; and above the winding key auxiliary starting knob is missing. 
Our camera was tested, and all mechanisms are working very well. The fitted lens is Krauss f 3, 5; 2 cm.  
The camera’s body is in a very good condition.
The clockwork motor built in the camera, which may be fitted or removed from the camera. One full winding of the spring enables to exposure 2/5 of a reel - about 450 pictures, on the Motrix Automatic Drive camera.
The cassette old type- ‘hand turned’ is inside of the camera. The camera is in the original leather case, the strap is broken and lock is partly broken.  Inside is an aluminum box, for the spare cassettes. 
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Pathe Baby - Motrix automatic - The camera production No 061683 – Continsouza
The camera was made in France, as the model above. The camera is complete and all mechanisms are working very well.

 

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Pathe Baby - Camo automatic - The camera production No 029452
The camera is fitted with Camo Automatic Drive.
The camera is complete and in immaculate condition with all mechanisms working very well. It was produced in France.
The camera is fitted with Trianar Krauss lens F 2 cm.

 

Pathe Camo 9,5mm (2) for web

 

 

 

 

 

Pathe Baby - Camo automatic - The camera production No 050260 – Continsouza
The camera is fitted with Camo Automatic Drive.
The motor was made in Switzerland - Swiss Mouvement.
Lens: Berthiot Paris Stallor F=3,5.
The motor start button is missing. The body is in very good condition.
The camera was made in France.

 

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Baby-Cine Posograph
In 1920s was specially designed the exposure calculator for use with the Pathe cameras. It was named Posograph.
The instrument was made by Kaufman SDGD Fr, Belg. All etc. It was patented. It was sold by Pathe-Babe France and Pathescope UK.
We can specify the estimated time of the Posograph production, based on the two turns per handle per second, exposing 14 fps was used only on Pathe Baby and Motocamera Cine handle turned model. 
It was produced for many countries. We have found description of this instrument in Pathe-Baby Italian Milan edition -1929.
As in the Pathescope Complete Home Movie Catalogue 1932 edition (in our collection), in Accessories part we are reading: “Do not guess your exposures. When set to the condition of light and subject, the Posograph, [...] automatically registers the aperture at which the picture should be exposed.” 
The Posograph was sold in a leather case.
The instrument, on both sides, exposes:
- side one (Pict 1); Month & Time by the sun; Country location, including the scenery surrounding the subject; lens aperture; Tone and Lighting of the subject; State of sky; Lenses, screen, speed. 
-  the other sides  (Pict 2 & 3): Almost all parameters are identical, as on the first page, with the except of locations; it is Town location , including the scenery surrounding the subject.
On the outskirts of the frame are installed sliding indicators. When the month and time by sun are adjusting the other indicators are changing their position, indicating some other proper exposure as: lens aperture, etc.

 Baby-Cine Photograph Exposure Table (3) 25% Baby-Cine Photograph Exposure Table (4) 25%
   Pict 2,3; Posograph the other side with town location; © Anna Vacani
This tool is rare to find, particularly in English language. Often you can find it in French language.

 


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Pict 1; Posograph with the leather case; side one; © Anna Vacani

 

 

 

 

 

Pathe Motocamera - production  No V52388 (inside on the cover No 261)
The camera is fitted with Zeiss Tessar lens – f2.7 (C277). The body is covered by black morocco leather. The cover is torn on the edges. The handle is not original. To open the camera, move down the metal bar. The charger is type ‘P’. The camera has got the original cassette. The mechanism is working well. The pocket on a side body for Waist-level view finder, enabling pictures to be taken at waist level. Inside the housing, on the cover, is the instruct ion in English language. The embossed letters – Made in France, nearly invisible. The camera was made circa 1927.
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Pathe Motocamera “De Luxe” - production No V59531 (inside on the cover No 418 N)
In this model were applied new elements:
 Double view finder: on the camera’s top and from the back. It gives the alternative of waist or eye-level filming by a single movement, and works with conjunctions with an End of film Indicator that gives warning when the film in the camera is about to be completed. When on the point of finishing film, a shutter rises in the view finder, and then disappears as the film-counter returns to zero.
Multi-speed device allows a variation in exposure from 10 to 20 pictures per second, the adjustment to the selected speed being by means of a knurled knob. This feature gives the equivalent of a faster or slower lens.
The body is covered by black morocco leather. The cover is torn on the edges. The handle is original with the embossed word ‘Pathe’. It has got the original cassette. The film charger is type ‘P’.
The camera is fitted with Anastigmat Hermagis Paris lens – f3.5.  
The camera was produced in circa 1935.    

 

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Pathe Motocamera “De Luxe” - production No V59503
The camera has the same features as above camera, except:
 - it is fitted with a focusing 2,5 F = 2 cm  Perlinx “Hermagis” Paris No 278567 lens; 
 - has the telephoto attachment: Ampli-Pathe G:2 Hermagis Paris No 240817;
 - English instruction (on the cover);
 - English tripod bush.


 

 

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Pathe Motocamera - production No W18540 (inside on the cover No 20125)
The body is covered by black morocco leather. The cover looks as used a lot.  The handle is not original.  The spring mechanism is fitted into a painted black round metal on the camera body. To open the camera; turn the door- catch knob in an anti clockwise direction until resistance is felt and then press the knob to open.  The lens is Carl Zeiss Jena – Tessar f2.7 (C277). The original cassette is inside. The charger is ‘P’ type.  The starting lever is in very good condition, the stop button, on it, is working properly. The pocket on a side body for Waist-level view finder, enabling pictures to be taken at waist level The camera has got the slot for pathexgraph below the lens. 
It is made in France, English instruction inside. The camera was produced in circa 1927.

 

No W18540 for web

 

 

 

 

 

Pathescope Motocamera - production No W24443 (inside on the cover L 67)
The body is covered by black morocco leather; it is in very good condition.  The handle is original with the embossed word ‘Path√©scope’ in gold. The original cassette is inside.   The film charger is type ‘P’. The spring mechanism is fitted into a painted black round metal on the camera body. To open the camera; turn the door- catch knob in an anti clockwise direction until resistance is felt and then press the knob to open.
The starting lever is in very good condition, the stop button, on it, is working properly. The pocket on a side body for Waist-level view finder, enabling pictures to be taken at waist level. The camera has got the slot for pathexgraph below the lens.  It is made in France, English instruction.
The camera is fitted with lens Stellor f3.5 –Berthiot Paris. The lens is covered with a cup with embossed word ‘Pathex’.
The camera has got the leather brown square case which contains:
  The original cassette Pathex, type ‘P’; the original ‘Pathe’-cinema’ filter of 4x magnification; the Path√©scope Exposure Indicator disc and Path√©scope Exposure Calculator in the black plastic case.

 

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Pathescope Motocamera - production No W26554
The camera has the same features as the camera above.
Only two elements are deferent: 
 - The slot for pathexgraph is fitted on the side of the camera;
 - The lens is: Carl Zeiss Jena Triotar No 904931 1:2,9 F=2 cm; The lens is cover with the original filter.

 

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Pathe Motocamera - production No W36798
Our model is fitted with Zeiss Tessar lens – f2.7
(C277). The camera was presumably produced in 1927. It has got the original cassette. The film charger is type ‘P’. The metal housing is covered by black morocco leather- ‘Arnold Ledered – Prague’. The leather is in very good condition. The handle is original with the embossed word ‘Pathe’. The closing button is as the round button. The camera’s mechanism is working excellently. 
At the bottom of the camera is embossed - Made in France.
The camera has got the pocket on a side body for Waist-level view finder, enabling pictures to be taken at waist level.
Inside the housing is an instruction in German Language.

 

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Pathe Motocamera - production No W 44914
The camera is in exceptional condition. All mechanisms are working very well. The lens is Carl Zeiss Jena - Tessar 1:2.7 F=2 cm, covered with leather lens cup. The camera comes with its original leather case box, and other accessories: small leather box with set of Hermagis Portrait Attachments - three convex lenses a light filter.
As the camera lens is permanently focussed on infinity, portrait attachments of suitable focal lengths are necessary to give a sharp image when taking close-ups. The focus of three portrait attachments supplied are 0,5 meter, 1 meter and 2 meters. The 2 meters attachment gives excellent result up to 3 meters.
The 0,5 meter attachment should be useful flowers, insects, etc.; the 1 meter for head and bust close-ups and the 2 meters for medium close-up work.
Two instruction books, in the English language that includes a factory insert instruction correction (page 14). The gate clinging brush comes with the camera as well.

 

Motocamera No W 44914 for web

 

 

 

 

 

Pathe Motocamera - production No V51657
The camera is very well used. All mechanisms are working. The strap is “home made” by a former owner, who seems liked his camera very much.
The P charger in the camera.

 

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Pathe Motocamera Model B  - production No 083595 B
 
This model is a cheaper version of the early models. The camera is not fitted with a tripod bush.
It is only model which does not have this feature!
It was supplied for the market at the beginning of 1930s, at a time of the big recession in the world. In France it was named ‘Mondial B’. Our camera was presumable built up in 1933. In the UK and France it was sold in 1931.
The body is made of nickel metal and crystalline finished. The paint is partly removed on one side. The starting knob is conveniently placed – in different part of the camera body then the first Motocamera models. The handle is original, leather made with embodied word – “Path√©scope” and ‘’Made in France”.
The camera is fitted with a fully corrected lens (fixed focus) - Pathe Paris 1:3, 5; focus 2 cm. A strong motor drive is built-in which will expose a whole reel at one winding: double claw movement is including and a self closing shutter. It is fixed with film counter button and safety device to prevent accidental exposure.   The film charger is the same as in the first models – ‘P’. Our camera has the cassette.
Door catch is as a push button without safety closing.
Dimensions: 120x110x50 mm; weight – 1.120 gr.

 

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Pathescope Motocamera Model B - production No 074530 B - Made in France
The camera’s body is in exceptional condition. The handle is not original. The lens is May G√∂rlitz - Trioplan 1:2.8 F 2 cm. Our camera has the cassette.

 

Motocamera Model B No 074530 B for web

 

 

 

 

 

Pathescope Motocamera Model B - production No 087978 B - Made in France
The camera is fitted with Pathe Paris lens 1:3,5 F 2 cm. Small pouch with a set of Portrait Attachments - five  convex lenses: 0,5 m; 1 m; 1,5 m; 2 m; 2,5 m, and light filter is a special accessory of the camera.
The paint is partly removed on one side. The original handle is broken. The cassette is fitted.
Additionally, are provided two instruction booklets: ‘Pathe 9,5 mm -Your Motocamera’ and ‘Pathescope Motocamera “B”.

 

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Pathe Motocamera model “H” - production No 54389 – Made in England
This model was originally designed and manufactured in France in 1937-1959, and known there as the Pathé National. The production was started in the UK before WW2. Other examples are marked 'Made in Germany' and carry the Pathex brand name. This became the mainstay of UK Pathéscope 9.5mm filming product for many years.
The cameras are running on a new type ‘H’ charger cassettes.
 The starting knob is the same as in the Motocamera model “B”. It can be set for:
   - continuous filming;
   - single picture;

The camera dimension is 20x101x125mm and weight - 1,250 kg.
The crystalline painted body is in new condition and all mechanisms are fully functional. Over the lens is plate with letter: ‘PATHESCOPE “H” - on the silver background. The leather handle is not original. The cassette is fitted. On the camera’s door is embodied: Made in England and number of the production. In the instruction, we are reading: “The 9, 5 mm Path√©scope Motocamera Type ‘H’ (British made) fitted with an  f.2.5 Anastigmat Lens in an Interchangeable Mount”.
The camera is in an original cardboard box, but without the top cover.  
Inside the instructions on the cover, is inserted a plastic square mask for telephoto lens. In use the square is fitted on the view finder when using telephoto lens. 
The camera has interchangeable lens. The lens in the camera is: Pathex Anastigmat National Opt. co. Leicester- with exposure indicator: 2, 5; 3, 5; 5. Read more

 

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Pathe Motocamera model “H” - production No 51635 – Made in England
The camera is the same as the one with production number 54389. The paint is scratched on the edges. The catch door button is perfect. No cassette is fitted. It is working perfectly. A booklet of the English instruction is supply.   

 

 

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Pathe Motocamera model “H” no production number – Made in France
The camera has similar  construction to the British model. The only differences are: the handle is original with painted silver letters- Pathescope and embodied Made in France.  The camera’s door is embossed: Made in France. The catch door mechanism is different; it is as a push button only, without the security twist. The lens is the same as the English model, but is  not as interchangeable. Over the lens is a plate with yellow letters: ‘PATHESCOPE “H” - on the black background.
The body is in new condition. The mechanism is working very well. The Pathescope “H” cassette is supplied. 
 

 

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Pathe Motocamera model “H”  production No 51697 P – Made in England
The main camera’s mechanisms are the same as above described models, made in England.  In addition to the many fine features, also has a Variable Speed Device incorporated. The speed control allows for filming at 10, 24, and 32 pictures per second, as well as the normal rate of 16; in fact , at any speed between 10 and 32, since the indicator is movable to any point on the segment to give the desired variation.
The camera is an average condition; some paint is scratched and some places are repainted. The cassette inside is “H” charger. All mechanisms are working very well.
The camera has got a “Rexine- Leather cloth” case fitted with: two filters – light green and light yellow, with an instruction how to use them; a booklet of the English instruction. 

 

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Pathe Motocamera model “H”  production No 1877
The features of the camera are the same as above except:
 - it has an ultraviolet filter;
 - The lens: Patex Anastigmat National Opt Co. Leicester Pat. 438605; 2.5; interchangeable lens.
The cassette inside “H” charger.
Presumably produced before the war ca 1939.
 

 

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Pathe Motocamera model “H” - production No 19186 – Made in England
The camera is the same as the one with production number 54389. The paint is scratched on the edges. It is one of two gray colour body hammer paint in our collection.
The catch door button is perfect. It is working perfectly.
Fitted with Patex Anastigmat National Opt Co. Leicester Pat. 438605; 2.5; interchangeable lens. The camera is equipped with a hood for the lens (Pict 4). The viewfinder is fitted with tele mask (Pict 1).
The Pathescope “H” cassette is supplied.
Pathescope H lens; 8% Pathescope H side; 8% Pathescope H viewf; 8%
                                Pict 1; 2; 3 ; Pathe Motocamera Model “H”;© Anna Vacani
The camera does not have the speed control allows for filming at 10, 24, and 32 pictures per second. This feature is fitted into two models - listed on this page - No 1877 and No 51697 P. The speed control is placed on the front of that models. 

 

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        Pict 4; Pathe Model “H”;© Anna Vacani

 

 

 

 

 

Pathe Motocamera model “H” - production No 55899 – Made in England
The features of the camera are the same as above except:
- The camera is fitted with a National Optical Co. England Pathescope 0.9” (22.86 mm); f/2.5 fix focus lens. The lens is bloomed. The viewfinder is not fitted with tele mask.
- The inching knob is broken, but all mechanisms are working very well. See explanation of the inching knob use on the description of the “Prince” camera - below.

 

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Pathe Motocamera model “H” - production No 3442 – Made in England
The features of the camera are the same as above except: The lens is not bloomed and viewfinder is fitted with tele mask. The camera is equipped with a filter holder for the lens.
We bought this camera for curiosity of a special feature, which the previous owner made himself. He was a great enthusiast of the model ‘H’ camera. The owner fitted a self-made pistol grip . Pulling the end of the sliding blade, fitted on the side of the camera, it causes the movement of the starting knob.
Unfortunately, the design of the mechanism does not let to take a single picture. The slot in the bottom of the camera is to short to allowed the trigger to be pushed forward for a single frame exposure.  

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Pict 1; Pathe Motocamera Model “H” ; with self-made pistol grip ; © Anna Vacani

 

                              Pathescope 'H' with wood hand; 8%
Pict 2; Pathe Motocamera Model “H” ; with self-made pistol grip ; © Anna Vacani

 

 

 

 

 

Pathe Motocamera - 1948, model National II production No - 23927
This model had begun to be built up in France 1948-1959. In appearance very much likes the earlier 'H' cine camera style
. The "National" is similar in design to the British-built "H".Body and lid are of very solid die-castings, finished in silver- gray wrinkle stove-enamel. The controls are a mixture of bright and satin metallic finishes. A swivel mount on top of the camera secures a looped carrying strap.  It weights 1.100gr.
This later model had a redesigned mechanism, with the starting button on the lower front of the camera, and rotatable ring selecting filming, stills or lock around the button. The camera features variable filming speeds from 8-16-24-32-frames per second (fps). Shutter speed at 16 fps equals 1/32nd second approximately, an automatically resetting film counter, scaled in meters, which reverts to zero when charger is removed. The lens mount is the 'H' type screw mount –interchangeable, and is normally fitted with a focusing, 20 mm f1.9- S.O.M. Berthiot Cinor C lens. The lens is bloomed. The camera lens fouls the viewfinder field. It gives impression, as the lens is cheeped. The viewfinder is marked for the 50 mm telephoto and had a flick down lever to show the wide angle field of view.
The eyepiece rotates to give parallax adjustment for infinite, 2 meters and 1 meter.
This camera is rear, as the button for change the angle field is round and is fitted at top of the camera.
The eyepiece disc rotates for parallax compensation.
The National II accepts the standard 'H' film chargers which contain around 8.2 meters / 27 ft 6 inches of 9.5 mm film. The presser pad, in the camera, swings back to facilitate easy cleaning.
The English description and full information is in “Amateur Cine World” magazine – November 1954, page 668.  

 

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Pathe Motocamera – 1954, Model National II production No 31014
This model  is nearly the same as above one (No 23927). The different is the field changer – you pull down a small lever, on the top right corner, which interposes a negative lens internally.  Deference is the exposure calculator on the side door, as well. It is a different format of design: the calculator and Pathe symbol is in one plate. 
The lens is the same, but our camera has got a lens hood fitted. The camera is in a leather case and the instruction in French language is inside.

 

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Pathe Webo ‘A’ – 1947 Production No 3984 –Made in France
The camera has got the lens f 1.9 – 20 mm Som Berthiot Paris (picture-fig.4) – adjustable lens.
The advertisement in ‘Pathescope’ Monthly January 1950 (in our collection) says, the camera with F1.9 lens in focusing mount price  ¬£ 30 plus ¬£13 tax, with F2.5 lens ¬£21 and ¬£9.20 tax. The F 1.9 lens, as a separate sale, was priced - ¬£12.  
The original box and the instruction in French language are in complete. The instruction book is printed by Société Nouvelle du Pathé Cinéma, Paris.
The camera has got a new kind of start knob. It is on the lens’ side, at the bottom, as a slider: the top position is for still picture, the bottom position is for filming.  On the same side is exposure calculator: between lens and start knob. The button for a lens exchange is at the lens.  At the bottom is fixed the leather strap. This side has got a flat surface.
Film counter is incorporated in the viewfinder, enabling the user to see the amount of film being used, with returning automatically to zero.
The closing button is different from other Pathe: is flat and is fitted inside a metal ring. The body is in beige frosted casing and stove enamel, constructed of high pressure die-castings, giving strength and rigidity. 
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  Pathe Webo ‘A’ Lux. This model came to the market in 1953.
 

 

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Pathe Webo Rio - 1960 (Amateur Cine World - volume 24 Number 5, October 1960)
This model came to the market after Model “A” Lux . It is visible that changes were not significant.
Camera features:
 - Lens: SOM Berthiot No E75302 Cinor B 1:1,9 F=30; interchangeable lens - C mount;
 - The same body construction; the lighter beige colour than previous model;
 - This model does not have exposure calculator on any side;
 - The special Webo cassette is fitted into camera:
 - Production No 55878

Webo Magazine 20%     Webo Magazine inside 20%
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Pathe Webo ‘M’ - production No 9875 c.1959. A picture of the camera was first time published in France - 1947
 
http://pierreg.free.fr/cine95/c95histe.htm
- Three lens turret; Lenses: SOM Berthiot Cinor 1:1,5/ F=20; Rank Taylor Hobson Monital F/2 50 mm; SOM Berthiot Tele-Cinor 1:2,5 F=75.
- 6 speeds;
- back wind handle;
- full reflex view finder and direct view finder;
- 100 ft spool loading;
- sprocket film feed;
- fully variable shutter;
 

 

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Pathe Webo ‘M’- production No 2259 c.1950-1951
Fitted with SOM Berthiot Paris Cinor 1:1,9/ F=20
- Three lens turret;
- 6 speeds;
- back wind handle;
- full reflex view finder and direct view finder;
- 100 ft spool loading;
- sprocket film feed;
- fully variable shutter.
 

 

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Pathe Webo ‘M’ -Reflex production No 10659; 1965
Fitted with lens: SOM Berthiot Paris Pan-Cinor 1:3,8/ F=17 - 85.
- Three lens turret and turret locking plug;
- 6 speeds;
- back wind handle;
- full reflex view finder and direct view finder;
- 100 ft spool loading;
- sprocket film feed;
- fully variable shutter;
- JO-Ke Paris pistol grip
- accessories: extension tube set; lens hood

 

 

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Pathe Lido
The camera was produced in 1955 to early 60s, in France as Duplex system. The camera looks very good because it is finished in pearl gray, black and satin chrome. The shape of the camera is unusual, different from any  built   up to 1958.
The loading is for 50 ft spooled film, and is sprocket fed to the gate, which features a quick release pressure pad. On the surface, below the spool, is a very useful illustration of loading a film.
Our camera is fitted with lens Some Berthiot f2.5 focusing  20 mm. The lens is interchangeable with wide angle or telephoto lenses. Our camera has  only a standard lens.
The viewfinder has a very new design;  it is a multi focal type. During filming session, it is simple to change to full wide angle. In the  picture  the knob is visible at the end of word ‘Lido’ for changing the view angle.
Underneath the lens is the release button with thread for a cable release, and selector lever. The selector  can be set for:
   - continuous filming;
   - single picture;
   - single picture with bulb exposure.
The camera has 4 speeds. It can be set for taking 8-16-18-24 fps (frame per second).  Above speed knob is built in the film counter.
The one winding of the motor will run approximately 25 feet of film.
The tripod bush is underneath at the front of the camera. The position of tripod bush is visible on the pictures, as it was fitted to the photographic tripod for the camera shoot.
The weight of the camera is 2 ¬ĺ lb (928 grams). It has an aluminium alloy casting, and is supplied with a wrist leather strap in a plastic zippered case.
Production number: 00312.
Read more on the “Unusual Cine Items” site, page 3; in the article
The system which was not accepted by the cine amateur”

 

 

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Pathescope ‘Prince’ - production No 01525. This model came to the market in 1959; fitted with “Colotar” f/2.8 lens.

 

Pathescope 'Prince' No 01525 for web

 

 

 

 

 

Pathescope ‘Prince’ - production No 01600. This model came to the market in 1959 ; fitted with “Colotar” f/2.8 lens.

 

Pathescope 'Prince' No 01600 for web

 

 

 

 

 

Pathescope ‘Prince’ - production No 01906.
The was produced at the end of 1959. It was made for Pathescope by the SMITH clock & watch division, in England - Cheltenham.
In the review of the camera published in ACW, December 1959 edition, we can read:” [...] represent the first British-made equipment marketed by the new Pathescope company who previously relied mainly on imports from the French parent company (whose products, of course, remain available) ”.  
The camera is basically similar to the Pathe “H” and National II Motocamera models (listed on this page).
The camera takes the stadard H chargers carrying 25 ft or 30 ft of film, providing 1,100 single pictures.
As we are reading in an advertisement (in our collection): “[Camera] Using P.C.F. [Photomicrography Color Film] color film will provide colour transparencies comparable with 35 mm still - at a cost of 1/4d [penny] each”
Construction and finish
The camera body is of Mazak (Zamak = zinc and aluminium) zinc alloy die casting, finished in light gray, and the camera door in black.  On the door is display a tablet printed with an exposure guide.
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                        Pict 1; Prince camera 9,5mm ;© Anna Vacani
Exterior and interior fittings are chrome plated.
On the top of the camera is attached the nylon carrying strap. A  standard English tripod bush is fitted in the centre of the base.
The camera dimension is 5 x 2 1/8 x 4 1/2 in (127 mm x 53.97 mm x 104.775 mm ), and weighs - 3 lb (1360 grams).

Optical system
The camera is fitted with a National Optical Co. England Pathescope 20 mm; f/1.9 fix focus lens. The lens is bloomed. The viewfinder is of the direct vision telescopic type. The front glass is fitted with metallic cross lines showing the centre of frame (Pict. 3 & 4). No parallax indication marks. The “Prince” camera with the National Optical lens was more expensive (circa ¬£ 26) then with standard lens “Colotar” f/2.8. (¬£17,70- adv. ACW December).

External features
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Pict 4; Prince camera 9,5mm ; external features;  © Anna Vacani

All external features are described in the above picture. The footage counter is connected to the take up dog. It indicates the amount of film used, advancing in 3 ft steps. It is visible in the window of the film counter (7). The counter can be set to “F” - full by the knob. After 28 ft the counter shows “E” - empty.
The release button (starting knob -5) has three position: stop, cine and snapshot. The central one is the camera “Stop” position. By turning the button clockwise, one can lock it into the “Safe” position. When it is pulled in the direction of the arrow marked “Cine” for filming and can be locked to give continuous running by turning the knob slightly clockwise. Moving the knob in the direction “snapshot” exposes single frame, either for titling or animation or for taking colour transparencies.
The Inching knob - This rotates when the camera motor is operating and should only be handled by the operator when the mechanism does not start. A slight turn of the knob in the direction of the arrow whilst the starting button is in the “Cine” position will turn the motor over.
Winding key - the motor of the camera is wound by a fold over winding key.
The one winding of the motor will run approximately 20 feet (45 sec) of film and next the motor starts slowing down.
 

Type of loading and transit mechanism
It is ease in this model to clean the gate aperture, not like in the model “H”, where it is difficult to dismantle the pressure pad. 
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Pict 5; Prince camera 9,5mm; cleaning system ;© Anna Vacani

 Loading a film the pressure pad has to be open by pushing pad upwards with the thumb and forefinger. The film will be easy placed between the pressure pad and guideway.
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Pict 6; Prince camera 9,5mm; loading system;© Anna Vacani

Withdraw the film from the upper (!) chamber of the charger to form a slight loop. Place the loop into guideway and the charger into the take up dogs. Wind motor of camera fully. Push starter knob in its forward position 2-3 times to ensure that the film is running in the correct position. Close pressure pad and camera door. Set film counter to “F” (full). 

Accessories
The camera was supplied with nylon carrying zip case. The camera has been seen in a very elegant original case with a Pathe logo and “Prince” name.
Summarizing
Looking at the “Prince” camera and “Princess” projector (described on page 2 - 9,5 mm Projectors), it is difficult to understand why the Pathescope company had gone into bankruptcy. Both products were produced in the same time. Both items were elegantly finished and made nice and pleasantly impression. At the time when they were released into the market, the camera and the projector were very modern items.
In 1960 October the Pathescope company went into receivership and in 1961 was taken over by Great Universal Stores and became Pathescope (London). In 1964 the sales of 9.5 mm items was discontinued.

The description is based on partially on ACW test report, instruction book “Pathescope ‘Prince’ 9.5 mm Cine Colour Camera” and our experience.

 

                                        
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 Pict 2; Prince camera 9,5mm ;© Anna Vacani


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Pict 3; Prince camera 9,5mm ;© Anna Vacani


























































 

 

 

 

 

Pathescope ‘PAT’
This model came to the market in 1953.
The camera features:
- Fixed focus bloomed two aperture lens in interchangeable mount;
- Takes standard “H” charger
- New type, easy clean, easy removed gate incorporates film footage counter;
- Open sight viewfinder;
-Dimensions: 3 1/4’’ x 2 1/2’’ x 5’’ . weight 1 lb 14 oz.

Production No 3535.

 

Pathe 'PAT' No 3535 for web

 

 

 

 

 

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