Gaumont Stereo Camera, 1900

Gaumont Stereo Camera, France, 1900

Gaumont is an historical French studio founded in 1895 by the engineer-inventor Léon Gaumont. Originally born as a camera manufacturer, the company started shooting short films in 1897 to promote a new projector.

The stereoscopic  camera is a particular type of camera equipped with two lens, 6,35 cm far from each other (the distance between the human eyes). This allows the camera to simulate the binocular vision and therefore create tridimensional images, that could be later seen with the most disparate stereoscopic systems.

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