Bell & Howell Autoset 624EE 8mm Cine Camera

Made:
1958 in United States
maker:
Bell & Howell
Bell & Howell Autoset 8mm Cine Camera, 1958

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Bell & Howell Autoset 8mm Cine Camera, 1958
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Bell & Howell Autoset 624EE camera. Double run 8mm cine camera. Super Comat lens F:10mm f/1.9. Auto or manual aperture setting. Clockwork drive. Single frame/continuous run. No. D33146.

Bell and Howell Autoset 624EE 8mm Cine Camera, made in the United States, 1958.

This is one of the earliest amateur cameras with automatic exposure control. The Autoset takes 25 feet spools of double 8mm film. As well as taking 16 frames per second, the camera can also take single frames.

Many cine cameras in the 1950s and 1960s were powered by clockwork motors, depending on the quality of the mechanism, the camera might from for anything between 30 and 90 seconds.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/4878
type:
bell & howell autoset 8mm cine camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford