Serial shot camera - (Piotr Lebiedziński)
Kit for registering stages of movement
In 1895, Piotr Lebiedziński constructed a unique camera, which could be used to take serial shot, with a frequency of 14 images per second. Camera could take 5 pictures on one glass plate. After exposure, glass plate fell automatically into a special compartment, and then another series of photos were taken on new plate. Camera was equipped with a projector, which allowed projection of individual images - these were called "stages of movement."
No: LP / 10
Unfortunately, we do not have any photos, or images of this camera.
Lebiedziński applied similar technique (recording of several photos on one film) in CYKLOSKOP camera, used for fixed and mobile projection. He assembled it with Stanislaw Śliwinski, in 1919.
CYKLOSKOP – photo taken in 1919
"By use of a special film emulsion used in slide production, it became possible to reduce the size of an image to 18 x 24 mm (instead of the commonly used 85 x 85 mm), without any reduction in quality of projected image. Furthermore, it allowed to place 8 (later 24) images on a single film. (...) Images are placed on a single film in star-like pattern, and by use of a simple switch they were rotated to project images, one by one" - press release from 1919.