Ernemann Kino Model A
This is an Ernemann
Kino Model A with a two hundred foot film capacity, (60
meters). It was manufactured around 1915.
It is in extremely nice condition. Mechanically this
is a fine camera. It runs very smoothly. It has a 50mm
f3.5 original Ernemann lens. The camera has a
normal eight frames per crank, crank shaft and it also
has a one frame per crank, crank shaft. This camera
would have been able to shoot time-lapse in it's day.
Actually, this camera would shoot now.
Bobby Arnold Sr. had one of these
cameras as his personal camera before he and Mr. Richter
invented the Arriflex camera. Arriflex being a
combination of the last names Arnold And Richter. Mr.
Arnold's camera was lost when the Arriflex factory burned
to the ground during the bombing of Munich, Germany in
Dresden was also burned and what ever was left of any
Ernemann Company equipment was lost at that time. Many of
these cameras did not survive through the hyper inflation
of the 1920's and the fire bombing of German Cities
during World War II. What few that did survive were out
of the country by the end of the war.
These were very
popular cameras due to their German craftsmanship.
They were what a Director of Photography wanted in a
camera. It was rugged and precise at the same time.