VERY RARE WW1 CAMERA

Thornton Pickard MK III H (Hythe) RFC Aircraft Machine Gun Camera WW1 Antique

£2,000.00
Thornton Pickard MK III H (Hythe) RFC Aircraft Machine Gun Camera WW1 Antique
VERY RARE WW1 CAMERA

Thornton Pickard Mark III H (Hythe) gun camera, manufactured Altringham WW1 Gunnery training camera in form of Lewis Gun. 2 1/4 rollfilm wound on by cocking gun. Long focus lens with three blade shutter in barrel (Lens missing). Fired by pulling the trigger. Punch to mark off exposures. Automatic exposure counter to 14.

gun: 290 mm x 975 mm x 110 mm,

 

 

Description

A Thornton Pickard Hythe Type III.H Aerial Camera, 1914, black, serial no. 3358, shutter working Note: Designed and manufactured for the Royal Flying Corps and The Allied Aviation Series for the training of Gunners.

Cocks and fires with a lovely smooth action, chain driven shutter

This would have been used by 15 Squadron British Flying Corps

There aren't many of these about and rated in the top 10 of sought after cameras 2014

I am open to sensible offers but please bear in mind the rarity of this item

Its in a nice uncleaned condition and looks better than the photos suggest