Remembering Julius Neubronner, inventor of pigeon camera
February 8, 2013 /Photography News/ Born 161 years ago, on 8 February 1852, Julius Neubronner was a German apothecary, inventor, company founder, and a pioneer of amateur photography and film, best known for inventing the pigeon camera for aerial photography. The invention brought him international notability, the method being used for military air surveillance in the First World War and later.
|Julius Neubronner with pigeon and camera, 1914|
|Julius Neubronner's patented Pigeon camera with two lenses, with cuirass and harness|
|Sectional view and pneumatic system of Julius Neubronner's patented pigeon camera with two lenses|
|Detailed sketches of breast-mounted carrier pigeon camera with two lenses|