|Tourist Multiple (1913)|
Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin
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The history of the 35mm half-frame cameras began in 1913 with a "full-frame" camera. That's because the 35mm film camera Tourist Multiple delivered the full 18×24mm 35mm cine-film movie frame format. It was made by Herbert & Huesgen, New York. 12 years later this "full-frame" cine format became the half-frame still camera format because the Leica Ia became a huge success, defining 24×36mm as standard for miniature still cameras.