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    Posted 11 years ago

    JohnKratz
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    The beautiful Filmo 75 is a 16mm movie camera, produced in Chicago beginning in 1928. It was intended for amateur use, but the quality of its construction makes it easy to see why Bell & Howell cameras were the tools of choice for Hollywood studios in the early days of motion pictures.

    Although rather heavy by today's standards, the 75 was quite compact for its time, and was marketed as a ladies' camera. Its ornate leather covering was available in Walnut Brown, Ebony Black, and Silver Birch (seen here).

    Truly a work of art.

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    1. bccanyon bccanyon, 10 years ago
      I have the Walnut Brown. Such amazing embossing in the leather. I usually collect only stills but the Filmo 75 is so beautiful I made an exception.
    2. dystopia dystopia, 8 years ago
      really want one of these, but not to let it sit there and collect dust but to use it...

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