Camera, Aerial, Sonne S-7A Continuous Strip
U.S. Army Air Corps Col. George Goddard developed this revolutionary shutterless camera at Wright Field, Ohio. A synchronizing mechanism matched the speed of the film, as it moved across an open slit, to the airplane's ground speed, producing a continuous strip image. This technique reduced distortion and improved detail in dangerous low-altitude photography from such aircraft as the Lockheed P 38. The camera used black-and-white or color film and a single or stereo lens. The lenses are missing but look like those of the adjacent Solar Strip camera.
GIFT OF GEORGE WOOD
Gray painted, continuous strip aerial camera. Camera and magazine only; missing lens cone assembly (either 6-inch single lens cone or 88 mm stereoscope cone).
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- OVERALL - ANODIZED STEEL
- 14 x 18 x 11 1/2 in. (35.6 x 45.7 x 29.2 cm)