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Search Aspect (Louis Le Prince )
Location - Leeds & District

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Hick Bros, ironmongers, Leeds Bridge (City Centre)
Black & White image1967. View of Hick Bros, ironmongers located on Leeds Bridge. The building has been commemorated for two historical events. An inscription on a decorative corner stone marks the founding of the 'Band of Hope' in 1847 with the involvement of prominent Leeds Temperance worker, the Reverend Jabez Tunnicliffe. More recently, a blue plaque has been mounted adjacent to it in memory of the pioneering work by Louis Le Prince who took what is thought to be the world's first sequence of moving pictures in 1888. He used a single lens camera from a position in a second floor window of Hicks Brothers. Part of the resulting piece of film can be viewed on the Home Page of the Leodis website.
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Hicks Bros, close up of inscription on wall (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White image1967. View of the premises of Hicks Bros, ironmongers with the sign depicting a kettle. Part of Leeds Bridge is visible in the foreground, left. On the wall of the building is an inscription that reads : 'In 1847 at a meeting on these premises the 'Band of Hope' movement was formed, its title being suggested by the Reverend Jabez Tunnicliffe, a prominent temperance worker'. What is thought to be the earliest sequence of moving pictures showing activity on Leeds Bridge was taken in 1888 by Louis Le Prince from a second storey window in this building. He used his famous single lens camera and nowadays the event has been commemorated by Leeds Civic Trust in the form of a Blue Plaque.
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Le Prince's single lens camera-projector, 1888, front view (Unknown) (4 comments)
Black & White image1888 Image shows the front view of the single lens camera-projector developed by Louis Le Prince in his workshop, next to Blenheim Chapel, at Number 160 Woodhouse Lane. The British patent was applied for on 10th January, 1888. The pattern and woodwork for the camera was made by local joiner, Frederick Mason of William Mason & Sons. J.W. Longley, a skilled mechanic built the machine and Le Prince was also assisted by his son, Adolph. The famous short sequence of moving film, showing traffic and pedestrians on Leeds Bridge, earned Le Prince the title of 'Father of Moving Pictures'. It was taken from the second storey window of Hicks Brothers at the south-east corner of the bridge. (Incidentally Hicks Brothers supplied Le Prince with ironmongery for his machines.) The pictures were taken at the rate of 20 frames per second and were shown projected on a screen in Le Prince's workshop at 160 Woodhouse Lane. Electricity was provided by a Robey steam engine in the yard of William Mason & Son at 150 Woodhouse Lane. This unique sequence of film appears on the home page of the Leodis website.
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Le Prince's, 16 lens camera, 1887, Front view (Unknown) (19 comments)
Black & White image1887. Image shows the front view of Louis Le Prince's 16 lens camera built in 1887. Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince (1842-1890?) had applied for an American patent entitled 'Method and Apparatus of Producing Animated Photographic Pictures'. He returned to Leeds from the States in 1887 and began to further develop his cameras at Number 160 Woodhouse Lane, a workshop adjacent to Blenheim Chapel. Le Prince was assisted by his son Adolph, Joseph Whitley, a clever mechanic, J.W.Longley and local joiner, Frederick Mason of the firm William Mason and Sons, 150 Woodhouse Lane. The 16 lenses, as seen here, centre, act on two sensitive films. The first 8 operate on one film in rapid succession, then, as the first film is moved forward, the next 8 lenses operate on the second film. The shutters on the lenses are opened in the correct order by means of a system of 'mutilated gears' to which they are attached. Louis Le Prince went on to develop more compact, less noisy cameras at his workshop in Woodhouse Lane and is famous for his single lens camera, patented in 1888. With this he successfully produced short sequences of moving film. Louis Le Prince's first film was on 14 October 1888. It is known as the "Roundhay Garden Scene" as it was shot in the garden of Oakwood Grange, Roundhay. It is the first movie on the reel of film, the second being the more famous Leeds Bridge scene. For a film clip of the Leeds Bridge sequence seee http://www.archive.org/details/Leeds_Bridge_1888 For further information on Le Prince see the Internet Movie Database http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0392728/
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Leeds Bridge at the junction of Hunslet Road and Meadow Lane (City Centre)
Black & White image1967. View of Leeds Bridge at the junction of Hunslet Road and Meadow Lane. The white building is the premises of Hicks Bros, ironmongers. On one of the decorative corner stones there is a commemorative inscription which reads 'In 1847 at a meeting in these premises the 'Band of Hope' movement was formed its title being suggested by the Reverend Jabez Tunnicliffe, a prominent Leeds Temperance Worker'. Nowadays, adjacent to this inscription there is a Civic Trust Blue Plaque, commemorating Louis Le Prince. In 1886 he filmed what is thought to be the world's first moving pictures, with a single lens camera from a second storey window of Hicks Brothers. Part of this film of activity on the bridge can be seen on the Home Page of the Leodis website. The Adelphi Hotel is visible at the right edge.
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