Bell & Howell Filmo 70 C-2 automatic cinecamera for 16mm film, 100 foot reels. GB-Bell & Howell Super Comat lens, 20mm f/1.9-16. fitted (not original?). Helical focusing. With three lens turret. Direct vision optical finder. Original clockwork motor replaced by external 12v electric motor. Serial No17817.
Bell & Howell Filmo 70C-2 16mm cine camera, made in the United States in 1929.
In 1923 Bell & Howell introduced their first Filmo, the model 70A, a single lens camera aimed at the amateur market. The 70C was introduced in 1929 and featured a three lens turret, to make changing lenses quicker and easier. A kit was available to retro-fit the turret to earlier models. The camera held 100 feet of film (40 frames to a foot, so 4000 frames in total) and running at 16 frames per second can film just over four minutes of footage at a time.
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