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Vintage Mid Century Bell & Howell Portable 16mm Magazine Camera 200 with Case

Vintage Mid Century Bell & Howell Portable 16mm Magazine Camera 200 with Case

SKU: 1060

For fans of Mid Century cameras, this one is a gem. After turning the ratchet key and pressing the button it started working, but before we knew that it came to the Villa because it simply evokes the aspirational design and hopeful positivity of the future. Minimalist lines and some of the coolest fonts are the highlights of this compact American made movie camera. It makes a great gift for MCM fans, movie junkies, and would make an amazing prop!!



7 3/4"L x 4 1/4"H x 2"D



Leather envelope style carrying case with adjustable strap and pushlock closure

Silvertone hardware

Plastic aluminum (?) covered body

Top handle

Adjustment wheel for film speed

Adjustment wheel for Exposure and environment

Collapsible ratchet key

Pull button for filming

Focus lens made by Taylor, Taylor & Hobson Ltd of England

Plastic raised logo lens cap

Pinch closure to open hinged film receptacle 

Made in Chicago, Illinois 



Overall excellent condition for the camera. The camera ostensibly works (with no film added), all moving parts move with easeand it runs when wound, but the textured plastic covering is peeling. It seems that they could be adhered rather easily if you want, but we've left it in its' original condition. The carrying case... decent condition. The clasp works. One back panels' stitching has separated and the strap is very dry and cracking - we wouldn't suggest carrying with the camera inside on the shoulder. It has been cleaned and conditioned and is ready to head off on ots next adventure. 

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