Mitchell Standard High Speed number 1032

Among our latest batch of Mitchell cameras is this interesting Mitchell Standard High Speed that comes out of the Aberdeen Proving Ground. APG dates back to 1917 when it was established by President Wilson to test and develop munitions for the U.S. involvement in World War I. It remains one of the oldest continuously operating proving grounds in the country. Mitchell Standard #1032 is unique in that it has two fascinating modifications: an auxiliary 140 degree shutter attached to the movement, coupled with a set of optics that allows you to either record telemetry from the door side of the camera to the film plane or to bring some portion of the image from the film plane out of the camera through the special optics. This camera has never been a chronograph model, as it has a standard 4-hole turret, and all of the serial numbers for the L-base, movement, and camera door match. We'll try to bring you more information as we uncover it. Have you ever seen this modification before? Let us know!

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