Belot, Charles

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

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  • Connected

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Life dates

Brussels, 1860 - ?, 1935

Activity

1889 - 1914 Bruxelles, Rue du Poinçon, 28<92> then 24<95> renumbered 26<13.10.10>
Charles Auguste, ° 21.5.1860; + June 1935. Mechanical engineer. Cameras and photographic supplies in conjunction with his relative Hubert. Delayed action and instantaneous shutters, hand-held cameras, etc. Patent of 16.8.1889 and patent relating to improvements of 31.5.1890 for "a new instantaneous shutter with adjustable exposure time designed for photographic cameras". Patent of 15.7.1890 and patents relating to improvements of 17.12.1890 and 15.3.1893 for "an automatic shutter with double shutter segments working pneumatically and without presetting". Patent of 15.12.1892 for "improvements to plates in hand cameras". Built the "Photo-Simplex" hand camera with plateholder, 1892. "Le Constant" nickel shutter, 1893, "Le Bijou" (delayed exposure or instant exposure at 1/150th of a second), 1893. Also traded in Paris [F], Passage Guénot, 2 in 1893-1895.
Pioneering film exhibitor in the late 1890s and then cinematographer, making newsreels and 11 fictional shorts between November 1904 and 1906. Member of the "Photo-Club de Schaerbeek" registered in Brussels - Schaerbeek, Chaussée de Haecht, 115 (sp). No. 24 is the only street number in Rue du Poinçon recorded in the ABPh membership lists. Letterhead "Ch. Belot, speaking machines", Rue du Poinçon, 24 & Passage des Postes, 6.

Locations

1889 - 1914 Bruxelles, Rue du Poinçon, 28<92> then 24<95> renumbered 26<13.10.10>

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1891; Paris, 1892; Chicago, 1893; Antwerp, 1894; Brussels, 1897; Saint Louis,1904.

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Techniques

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1892 - 1914

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#190

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 20.2.2017, 13.4.2017, 7.6.2017, 25.11.2017, 26.4.2018, 5.12.2018, 13.12.2018 & 9.3.2019

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