Rare Bell & Howell Eyemo 35mm Automatic Motion Picture Camera w/ Taylor-Hobson Cooke 47mm f2.5 Lens / Includes Original Leather Case

$1,848.75 $2,175.00

Rare Bell & Howell Eyemo 35mm
Automatic Motion Picture Camera
with Taylor-Hobson Cooke 47mm f2.5 Cinema Lens
*Includes Super Rare Original Leather Case!

Bell & Howell introduced their Eyemo 35 mm movie
camera in 1925 after the successful release of
their 16 mm Filmo camera the previous year.
The Eyemo was an instant success because of
its relatively compact size, high-quality lens,
and a 35 mm film size. The camera is capable
of shooting at 16, 24, or 32 fps which at the
time 24 fps was the new Hollywood standard.

Please note - This camera is about 95 years old and
is in excellent condition. It has areas where the original
black paint has worn off and in some places has
chipped off. The best thing going for the camera
is that it is virtually free of corrosion since it was
used almost exclusively in the dry climate of the
Southwestern United States.

The lens is one of the best I've ever seen this
old from the famous Taylor-Hobson Cooke
lens company in England.

I have not tested the camera with film but I've cleaned
and inspected every square inch of it inside and out.
The winding mechanism is not currently working. It will
need to be serviced to be able to use the camera again.
Since I am a camera collector and not a camera
repairman I'll leave that to a professional.

The lens is in excellent condition with only a few
dust and dirt specs visible under bright light.
I see no cleaning marks, no scratches, and
no fungus or mold.

The aperture blades are oil-free and move smoothly.
The focus is also smooth.

What you'll get.
The camera, the lens and lens hood, the leather case
with its strap, two 35mm film spools, the handle and
hand strap, and the set of small accessories.

This is a historic camera in the development
of motion picture cameras and I can't stress enough
just how rare it is to have a complete all-original set
in this condition.

*This camera is from the large photogear collection
of noted New Mexico writer and photographer
Ken Cobean who has had his work published
in Time, National Geographic, and Life magazines
among others.

Only one other owner before myself and this lovely
camera comes from a smoke and pet free home.

I mail daily and I package items very securely and often
include insurance on high-value items.
Tracking is provided.

Please check out my detailed pictures of the camera set
you will receive. Please ask questions and if you need
additional pictures ask.

Thanks for stopping by! - Chris

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