Retro Movie Camera-Vintage Bell & Howell 8mm Recording Accessory- Hand Held Super 8-Manual Wind Up-Photographer's Dream-Staging

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Vintage Bell & Howell 8mm Motion Picture Camera, with case

Bell and & Howell was one of the finest producers of 8mm cameras for its time. This is in excellent pre-owned, cosmetic condition and will make a great addition to your vintage camera collection.

• Fabulous, vintage Bell & Howell movie camera from the 1950s; made in USA
• Sturdy, heavy-duty steel construction, with a mocha-toned, textured finish (allows for a better grip)

• This model has a wind-up motor, a film capacity indicator
• The lens is the original 10mm f/1.9 Super Comat.
• One side has a dial for opening the camera to load film
• A Sun Dial knob on front of the camera quickly adjusts for the lighting of your venue: SUN -BRIGHT - HAZY - SHADE- CLOUDY - DULL- and aperture settings from 1.9 to 16
• The freeze frame option is the small lever on the front of the camera. When pushed down the film rolls movie-style, when pushed up it captures a single frame.
• It operates by simply winding the spring loaded spool without the need for batteries or electricity!

• The camera has a clear viewfinder with red and yellow markings to get the right images within the frame.
• There is a Sunometer ASA Exposure Index on top of the camera
• Measures about 7" high (including Sunometer) x 2” wide x 3 ½” deep---sized to fit comfortably in your hand

• On the bottom, there is a threaded opening to accommodate a tripod
• A film canister is in the camera, but has been opened several times....not sure of the quality or what is on the film
• It has no corrosion, dents, or other visible damage, and the inside is pristine
• All parts seem to be working properly; has not been tested; no instruction manual. The mechanical functions seem to work as intended (winder, shutter, light settings).
• Viewfinder is clean, clear fixed lens has no hazing; the handle still cranks smoothly. **Working condition of this camera is not guaranteed

• Original top grain cowhide leather case with metal slide snap buckle and adjustable leather shoulder strap (rare to be fully intact). It is clean, well-stitched, the lettering is clear, and in overall superb condition.

This iconic piece of photography history has fantastic vintage charm and nostalgia. It will be a wonderful addition to any camera collection and a terrific retro display item. Use it as a great staging for a celebration (weddings, birthdays) or as a movie prop.

Thanks so much for looking at our collections in Finest Vintage (formerly Vintage Thrift Shop). We appreciate your visit and hope you find something here that evokes a fond memory or creates a new one for future generations!

**Save on shipping by combining items in one order. Please contact me BEFORE checkout to make any changes to this listing, including combined orders. I reuse recyclable materials for packaging/shipping, whenever possible.

These are vintage items and are sold “As Is”. Choose carefully. Vintage items are not eligible for return, refund or exchange. Any extra items in the accompanying photos are NOT part of this purchase. They are for photo props only.

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