John Alfred Prestwich founded Prestwich
Manufacturing Company in 1895. This is the very beginning of cinema. The
only way to enter into the industry any earlier would to have started one
year earlier, in 1894. More on Mr. Prestwich and his company at the end of
the description of this camera.
I have only had two other
Model 5 cameras. My first one is in the main meeting room of Dektor Films in
Hollywood where the preeminent director Mr. Leslie Dektor has his on
display. The second one is elsewhere on this web site.