|360° view of Williamson WF117 Aerial Camera, see below for link to main page|
| Williamson Aerial
Camera, vintage camera - all round view at 10° intervals.
The WF117 is a bit of a lump, but it has a military purposeful charm about it. The aperture is set via the knob on top, the shutter speeds via the large dial on the side. The controls are all decidedly chunky to allow the use of gloves. The shutter release is activated by the trigger visible near the top of the right hand lever. After the shutter fires, the trigger is further depressed to release the handle lock which, aided by a keen spring, allows the lever to sweep up - advancing the next frame, bringing the lever back down until locked cocks the shutter again. Once the aperture and speed are set, the camera can work at between 2 and 3 frames per second. Containing 100ft of NATO-2 five inch film, this will give over 200 pictures a roll.
Start the image spinning by putting your cursor over the "Spin" side of the image, you can pause the animation in any position by touching the "Pause" side.
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