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1886-1899

   

 

   

Max Skladanowsky

     
     
  1886  
     
    Ottomar Anschultz's Electrical Tachyscope
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
    Ottomar Anschulz develops the Schnellseher (Electrical Tachyscope) which transmits 30 images per second. [MORE]
     
     
     
  1892  
     
  20/8 -

Max Skladanowsky films 48 frames of his brother Emil capering on a Berlin rooftop. [MORE]

     
     
     
  1895  
     
    The Skladanowsky's Bioskop
     
  Jul - The Skladanowsky Brothers demonstrate their Bioskop at the Gasthaus Sello in the Pankow district of Berlin to directors of the Wintergarten theatre. [MORE]
     
  1/11 - The Skladanowsky Brothers give the world’s first exhibition of projected moving images to a paying audience at the Wintergarten theatre in Berlin. [MORE]
     
     
     
 

1896

 
     
 

16/4 -

The first public screening is given in the canteen of the Stollwerck factory in Cologne. [MORE]
     
   

Oskar Messter

     
  Apr - Oskar Messter acquires a Theatrograph and set about improving upon its design. [MORE]
     
     
     
 

1898

 
     
   

Ernst Abbe

     
    Ernest Abbe patents his invention, the Anamorphoser, upon which the principles of widescreen are based. [MORE]
     
    Oskar Messter films an operation at the Surgical Centre in Berlin. The film is used for educational purposes at Kiel University. [ADD]
     
     
     
  1900  
     
    - Ruhmer stages a demonstration of 35mm optical sound recording [ADD]
     
     

 

   
     

 

Germany: 1901-1905

 

 

 

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