Figure 1.18

The Horizontal-Feed Kinetograph

By the spring of 1891, Edisonís team was ready to demonstrate a working apparatus for taking moving pictures. An Edison employee named Charles Kayser is shown here operating this early kinetograph, which fed the filmstrip horizontally rather than vertically, as would ultimately typify the motion-picture camera. The positive filmstrips were made from the camera negatives, and the images, like many of those used in magic lanterns, were circular. Later in the year, W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise would be concentrating on a vertical-feed camera that was unveiled in October 1892.

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