GB Bell & Howell Autoset camera 624EE

Made:
1958 in England
maker:
Bell & Howell

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Bell & Howell Autoset 8mm Cine Camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

GB Bell & Howell Autoset camera 624EE. Cinecamera for 8mm film, 25' double run reels. GB Bell & Howell Super Comat lens F:10mm f/1.9-16. Automatic exposure by direct adjustment of aperture, set by photocell. Manual locking of aperture optional. Direct vision optical viewfinder, with frame for tele lens and low light indicator. Clockwork drive, intermittent claw. Continuous run or single frame. Linear footage counter. No D 36475. In leather everready case.

The GB Bell and Howell Autoset camera 624EE, made under licence by Gaumont British in 1958.

Fitted with GB Bell & Howell Super Comat lens F:10mm f/1.9-16. Automatic exposure by direct adjustment of aperture, set by photocell. Manual locking of aperture optional. Direct vision optical viewfinder, with frame for tele lens and low light indicator. Clockwork drive, intermittent claw. Continuous run or single frame. Linear footage counter. No D 36475. In leather everready case.

This is one of the earliest amateur cameras with automatic exposure control. The Autoset takes 25 feet spools of double 8mm film.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/4444
type:
cine camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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