Bell & Howell 16mm Filmo Motion Picture Camera, 1923
Bell & Howell 16mm Filmo spring-driven hand camera with a handle, two straps, and a carrying case. The serial number on the camera is 57802. The lens is a Taylor-Hobson Cooke 1" F/3.5, serial number 168157.
The Filmo camera was the first 16mm camera to have clockwork motor drive. The introduction of the Bell & Howell Filmo camera led to an increasingly sophisticated amateur film movement. This model camera was introduced in 1923, the initial year of release of Bell & Howell Filmo cameras, which were manufactured up until the 1970s.
Historical Note Source
Richard Koszarski, An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990).
Artist(s) / maker(s)
Bell & Howell
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