Vintage Gear and Collectibles

Vintage Cameras

Contax camera package used by Dan Curry on Star TrekContax camera package used by Dan Curry on Star Trek

Seven-time Prime Time Emmy Award Winning Visual Effects Supervisor / Producer / Director Dan Curry has given us permission to offer this history-making Contax camera package to fans and collectors. This equipment was used to create many on-screen images for STAR TREK: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. Dan and the VFX crew incorporated hundreds of images into matte paintings, set extensions, or used still images to create complete backgrounds so actors could be added to the scene through blue or green screen compositing. Images captured by this camera package appeared in over 40 episodes in the STAR TREK universe. $6,250 Item #V11208 Click for Details ⇒

Mitchell NC #374Mitchell NC #374

We have recently added this Mitchell NC, serial #374, to our collection. It was meticulously serviced, being very careful not to remove the patina and scars of a camera that has seen much production use. The Mitchell NC, or newsreel camera, was introduced in 1933 as an attempt to better embrace the sound era with its quieter movement. The NC is one of the finest examples of a 35mm compensating link film transport, the basis of many modern day cameras such as Panavision and Moviecam. This NC was originally purchased in 1946 by Camera Equipment Company, the largest motion picture equipment rental house in New York. Camera Equipment Company was founded by Frank Zucker in 1936. It was later purchased by Florman & Babb and renamed F&B CECo. Mitchell NC #374 is being offered here as a complete package, including: a 50mm Baltar lens; Mitchell sidefinder; 1000' Mitchell magazine from the Revue Studios, the television division of Universal Studios; Mitchell peanut motor; Camera Equipment Company pan/tilt head; wooden tripod; and a 2-stage Mitchell matte box with follow focus. The Mitchell NC has become more and more difficult to find over the years, so seize the opportunity to make this one yours today! $9,500 Item #C10984 Click for Details ⇒

Mitchell KF8Mitchell KF8

35mm Mitchell Aircraft Reconnaissance camera type KF8. We are still looking into the history and use of the Mitchell KF8. If anyone out there knows any more information about this camera and what it was used for, we would love to hear from you. $Call for Price Item #C10685

Mitchell BNCR pellicle mirror reflex no. 291 out of Revue and Universal StudiosMitchell BNCR pellicle mirror reflex no. 291 out of Revue and Universal Studios



Mitchell BNCR 291 on set of the Mary Tyler Moore ShowMitchell BNCR 291 on set of the Mary Tyler Moore Show

Mitchell BNC #291 was sold on February 2, 1961 to Revue Studios, later Universal Television. Revue Studios was a major producer of network television series beginning in 1943, creating such classic TV shows as Leave it to Beaver, The Jack Benny Program, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Wagon Train, The Adventures of Kit Carson, and The Virginian, among many others. In 1966 Revue Studios was folded into Universal Pictures and became Universal Television. Universal Television's BNC cameras were converted to Pellicle Reflex sometime in the late 1960's and were the mainstay of television production into the 1990's. BNC #291 could have worked on any of Universal's many popular television shows produced in this period, including Kojak, McCloud, Rod Serling's Night Gallery, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Rockford Files, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Quincy, M.E., Knight Rider, and Battlestar Galactica. We recently discovered that this camera worked on the Mary Tyler Moore Show after we were sent a publicity photograph from the set showing Mary herself sitting on the camera dolly beside BNC #291. Take a look at the included photo and you will see, on the front fender of the dolly, the lens case that the studio rented with the camera. Painted on the side of this case is the number "291". Studio camera departments matched cameras, lenses, and magazines as sets. All cases were marked with the serial number of the camera that they were paired with. This way cameras and accessories were not separated. This is an interesting piece of history showing one of the television shows that BNC #291 worked on while it was at Universal City Studios.

After Universal sold off their camera department, BNC #291 found its way into the hands of a Hollywood director of photography where it was used to shoot several feature films. The camera was put into storage around 2000 and has come into our collection to be cleaned and restored. This camera is fully functional as it is, but some minor restoration of the interior upholstery is recommended. Two 1000' magazines, a 3-stage matte box with eyebrow, a Cinema Products crystal motor, motor housing, and magazine blimp are all included in the package. An amazing, working piece of Hollywood history! $6,000 Item #C10543

16mm Mitchell Pro with accessories16mm Mitchell Pro with accessories

 

16mm Mitchell Pro accessories16mm Mitchell Pro with accessories

Mitchell Pro 16mm camera with 400' magazine and a uniquely complete set of Mitchell accessories. Accessory kit includes: matte box, sidefinder, iris rod bracket with follow focus, standard iris rod bracket, follow focus cams, sidefinder parallax bracket, and 2 sidefinder objectives all in an original factory case. The Mitchell Pro is a 16mm rackover high speed camera that features dual-pin registration and four pin pull-down, 4 position lens turret, and interchangeable magazines. The Mitchell Pro was one of the go-to cameras for the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force because of its high precision, reliability, and its ability to shoot high speed. $1,900 Item #C10725 Click for Details ⇒

Kodak Cine Special II 16mm cameraKodak Cine Special II 16mm camera

Kodak Cine Special II 16mm camera with 200' magazine, Kodak Cine Ektar 25mm f1.9 lens, Kodak Cine Ektar 15mm f2.5 lens, Kodak 50mm f1.6 Anastigmat lens, Kodak Cine Ektar 102mm f2.7 lens, auxiliary finder, bottom handle, and case. The Kodak Cine Special is one of the most versatile windup cameras ever made and features the longest continuous wind on a single run of all 16mm cameras. It also has a unique chime to alert you when you are about to lose speed. The Cine Special can do everything from live action photography to stop motion animation. $395 Item #C10729

Mitchell standard GC high speed camera number 763Mitchell standard GC high speed camera number 763

Hollywood classic Mitchell Standard high speed (GC) serial number 763 is offered with the following equipment: one 400' Mitchell magazine, high speed motor, Nikon lens mount, power cable and case. Use with the included high speed motor or shoot hand cranked. A hand crank is available separately. The Mitchell Standard high speed camera is capable of shooting from 1 to 120 frames per second and features dual pin registration and a 4 pin pull down claw for the steadiest image possible. This camera found its way into the visual effects world sometime in the 1970s as evidenced by the addition of a Nikon lens mount to the stock turret and a built-in video tap. As part of our studio's inventory, this camera worked on many television shows, commercials, and feature films as a visual effects plate camera and for high speed photography. This is an excellent vintage-look collectors camera, or an excellent camera for your next production. The camera is clean and has been recently serviced. Ready for your production or an excellent addition to your movie collectibles. $2,999 Item #C10275 Click for Details ⇒

Mitchell Standard #46Mitchell Standard #46

When introduced in the 1920's, the Mitchell Standard quickly became one of the most sought after cameras in Hollywood. Film giants such as the Warner Brothers, Mary Pickford, M.G.M., Samuel Goldwyn, and William Fox all saw the advantages in the new Mitchell Standard rackover and high speed camera system. Mitchell Standard #46 was sold to the Christie Film Company on January 15, 1925. Between 1925 and 1930, Christie Studios produced over 200 feature films and shorts, introducing such stars as Harold Lloyd, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Mary Pickford, and Spencer Williams (of Amos 'n Andy fame). Mitchell #46 was one Christie's small stable of cameras and likely played a major role in many of their films of this period. This camera is currently undergoing restoration and will be made available for sale soon. $Call for price Item #C10637

Bell and Howell 2709 no.707 with Mitchell magazine portBell and Howell 2709 no.707 with Mitchell magazine port

The Bell and Howell 2709 has a well deserved reputation for capturing rock-steady images both in live action and special visual effects. This 35mm Bell and Howell 2709 camera has been modified to take standard Mitchell Magazines. One of the turret holes has also been modified for a Nikon lens mount and a buckle trip mechanism has been added to the film path. All of the other traditional features of the classic Bell and Howell 2709 camera remain intact. A beautiful, clean camera ready for your studio or collection. This camera comes out of the studio of matte and visual effects artist Rocco Gioffre where it worked on many famous feature films and television shows. Our camera was purchased on November 3, 1925 and was active at First National Pictures through late 1929 and on into the early sound era. Many notable directors and cinematographers as well as famous actors and actresses worked for First National during our camera's tenure. Among them are noted Cinematographers Arthur Edeson ("Casablanca", "Frankenstein", and "All Quiet on the Western Front"), Ernest Haller ("Gone with the Wind" and "Rebel Without a Cause"), George J. Folsey ("Forbidden Planet", "Adam's Rib", "Meet Me In St. Louis"), and Ted D. McCord ("The Sound of Music", "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre") to name a few. Many famous directors of the time were at First National during this period, including Frank Lloyd ("Mutiny in the Bounty" and "The Howards of Virginia"), Alan Dwan (Heidi", "Robin Hood [1922]", and "Sands of Iwo Jima"), and Ralph Dawson ("A Midsummer Nights Dream [1935]", "The Adventures of Robin Hood [1938]", "Harvey", and "The High and the Mighty"). They also counted some of the era's most famous actors among their employ, including Richard Barthelmess, Mary Astor, Colleen Moore, Loretta Young, Douglass Fairbanks Jr., Walter Pidgeon, Gary Cooper, and even Babe Ruth. While we haven't been able to associate our camera with any specific production, it was part of First National's camera department during the heyday of their studio and must have worked on many important features. Click below for more details about this camera's history. $6,000 Item #C10536RG Click for Details ⇒

bell and howell 2709 number 749bell and howell 2709 number 749

Recently arrived in our collection, this Bell & Howell 2709 camera is being restored to working condition and will be made available to collectors worldwide. Bell and Howell 2709 #749 was sold to the Vitaphone Corporation in New York on November 10, 1926. Vitaphone was a sound-on-disc system used by Warner Brothers to make such pioneering sound classics as Don Juan and The Jazz Singer. $Call for price Item #C10638

bell and howell 2709 number 1015bell and howell 2709 number 1015

Recently arrived in our collection, this Bell & Howell 2709 camera is being restored to working condition and will be made available to collectors worldwide. Bell and Howell 2709 #1015 was sold to the United States Department of the Interior on June 13, 1936. $Call for price Item #C10640

Mitchell FC number 8 Fox Grandeur Camera 70mm widescreenMitchell FC number 8 Fox Grandeur Camera 70mm widescreen

70mm Mitchell FC (Fox Camera), Serial #8, designed for the Fox Grandeur widescreen process. Currently undergoing restoration, we believe that Mitchell FC #8 worked on the 1930 film The Big Trail, directed by Raoul Walsh and featuring a 23 year old John Wayne in his first starring role. This widescreen Oregon Trail epic was masterfully photographed by noted cinematographer Arthur Edeson, whose sweeping panoramas of the American west are spectacular to behold. Call for information Item #C10641 Click for Details ⇒

vista vision acme model 5vista vision acme model 5

Acme 35mm Vista Vision camera. This camera features an Acme-style 8 perf unit eye shuttle movement and a Mitchell 1000' magazine. Perfect for animation, optical printing, or digital scanning. In good used condition. $2,900 #C10548BW Click for Details ⇒

Bell & Howell Eyemo with accessoriesBell & Howell Eyemo with accessories

35mm Bell & Howell Eyemo camera with Miltar 152mm lens, Miltar 100mm lens, Baltar 25mm lens, and Schneider Retina Xenon 5cm lens. $2,000 Item #C10730

Bell and Howell Spider Eyemo with accessoriesBell and Howell Spider Eyemo with accessories

35mm Bell & Howell Spider Eyemo with speed crank, back-wind crank, behind-the-lens filter kit, 1", 2", 3", and 4" objectives, Eymax 2" lens, Baltar 25mm lens, Eymax 6" telephoto lens, and Miltar 100mm lens. $2,500 Item #C10731

bell and howell spider eyemobell and howell spider eyemo

35mm Bell & Howell Spider Eyemo with Eymax 2" lens, Baltar 25mm lens, and Miltar 6" lens. $2,000 Item #C10732

Cineflex 35mm cameraCineflex 35mm camera

Cineflex 35mm camera model Motion Picture A5 with 200' NBC magazine, 400' magazine, 50mm Baltar lens, and 75mm Baltar lens. $1,300 Item #C10728

Accessories and Collectibles

Moviola model DX with Sound Head and PedestalMoviola model DX with Sound Head and Pedestal

Moviola 35mm film editing machine, model DX, with Optical Sound Head and Pedestal. In the era of hands-on film editing, before the advent of non-linear editing technologies, the go-to machine for much of the film industry was the Moviola upright film editing machine. The Moviola's unique, easy to use design made it the most popular tool for film editors around the world. This handsome, vintage 1920's era bullseye upright is a classic example of how the Moviola company grew from the silent era to the sound era. $2,500 Item #V10676

35mm Westrex Editing Machine35mm Westrex Editing Machine

35mm Westrex Editing Machine circa 1957. This beautiful post-modern design was Westrex Academy Award winning entry into the film editing arena. It was designed by Lewis B. Browder and was manufactured by Boller & Chivens. $3,000 Item #V10677

Mitchell accessory case with accessoriesMitchell accessory case with accessories

Mitchell Original Accessory Case with full set of accessories. This like new set includes: matte box, sidefinder, sidefinder objective, peanut motor, matte box support bracket, behind-the-lens filter slides, and power cable for 35mm Mitchell rackover cameras. $3,000 Item #A10872

Mitchell accessory case with accessoriesMitchell accessory case with accessories

Mitchell Original Accessory Case with matte box, sidefinder, peanut motor, matte box support bracket, behind-the-lens filter slide, follow focus cams, and power cable for 35mm Mitchell rackover cameras. $2,500 Item #A10871

Mitchell 16mm accessory kit in fitted caseMitchell 16mm accessory kit in fitted case

Mitchell 16mm Accessory Kit in original case for 16mm Mitchell rackover cameras. Kit includes: Matte box, matte box support rods, follow focus, and sidefinder. $1,500 Item #A10727

Nagra IV LNagra IV L

Nagra IV L $395 Item #A10726

Nagra IIINagra III

Nagra III $650 Item #A10687

Holmes 16mm ProjectorHolmes 16mm Projector

Holmes 16mm Projector $175 Item #V10679

auricon portable power supplyauricon portable power supply

Auricon Portable Power Supply model PS 21-AL $1,200 Item #A10672

Auricon Sound-on-Film Recording Amplifier model NRAuricon Sound-on-Film Recording Amplifier model NR

Auricon Sound-on-Film Recording Amplifier model NR $950 Item #A10673

Auricon Sound-on-Film Recording Amplifier model NRAuricon Sound-on-Film Recording Amplifier model NR

Auricon Sound-on-Film Recording Amplifier model NR $950 Item #A10674

Auricon Sound-on-Film Sound MixerAuricon Sound-on-Film Sound Mixer

Auricon Sound-on-Film Sound Mixer $950 Item #A10680

Auricon Sound-on-Film Sound MixerAuricon Sound-on-Film Sound Mixer

Auricon Sound-on-Film Sound Mixer $950 Item #A10681

1000' 35mm mitchell magazines1000' 35mm mitchell magazines

Two 1000' 35mm Mitchell Standard magazines in case. Like new. $500 Item #A10856

Bell and Howell 400ft wooden magazines with Eyemo 12v motor in wooden caseBell and Howell 400ft wooden magazines with Eyemo 12v motor in wooden case

Bell & Howell 35mm 400' wooden magazines (2) in a WWII vintage wooden case with 12V Eyemo motor. $600 Item #A10863

like new 400ft mitchell standard magazineslike new 400ft mitchell standard magazines

Mitchell 35mm 400' Standard magazines (4) in case. Like new. $995 Item #A10868

Mitchell Peanut Motor model VS-24Mitchell Peanut Motor model VS-24

Mitchell Peanut Motor model VS-24. Includes power cable with alligator clips.
Mitchell peanut motor power cable with aligator clip connectors $350 Item #A10707

Mitchell High Speed Motor model HS-110Mitchell High Speed Motor model HS-110

Mitchell High Speed Motor model HS-110 $250 Item #A10718

Akeley tripod with pan tilt headAkeley tripod with pan tilt head

Vintage Akeley tripod with Akeley geared head. Not yet restored. $3,000 Item #S10876

Mitchell anti aircraft triangulation camera pan and tilt headMitchell anti aircraft triangulation camera pan and tilt head

Mitchell Pan and Tilting Head for use with Anti Aircraft Triangulation Camera type CMZ-3B.
Mitchell anti aircraft triangulation camera pan and tilt head description plaque $Call for Price Item #S10895

Akeley Gyro tripodAkeley Gyro tripod

Akeley Gyro tripod head with high hat $1350 Item #S10683

Houston Fearless Heavy Duty Fastax friction head model SS W2Houston Fearless Heavy Duty Fastax friction head model SS W2

Houston Fearless Heavy Duty Fastax friction head model SS W2. $195 Item #S10690

Camera Equipment Company friction head Type TV model 65Camera Equipment Company friction head Type TV model 65

Camera Equipment Company friction head Type TV model 65. $225 Item #S10693

Mitchell r35 power supplyMitchell r35 power supply

AC Power Supply for Mitchell R35 35mm high speed camera. Very unique! Great collectible for any Mitchell enthusiast. Very rare and hard to find. $250 Item #V10642

Mitchell sidewinder swivel bracketMitchell sidefinder swivel bracket

Mitchell Sidefinder Swivel. A must-have for anyone still lucky enough to still shoot with a Mitchell Standard, GC or NC, and a fantastic addition to your camera collection! This clever device fits between the dovetail on the Mitchell sidefinder and the dovetail on the Mitchell camera body and adds the extremely convenient feature of being able to swivel the sidefinder up out of the way, allowing the camera door to be opened so the camera may be threaded or serviced. This particular unit is stamped as having been a part of the Paramount Pictures camera inventory. A really unusual and difficult to find item. (camera shown for demonstration purposes only and not included.)

Mitchell sidefinder swivel bracket $395 Item #V10643

spring motor wind up handle for bell and howell eyemo or filmospring motor wind up handle for bell and howell eyemo or filmo

Spring motor wind up key for Bell & Howell Eyemo or Filmo motion picture cameras. $95 Item #A10631

antique dallmeyer 10 inch f5.6 dallon telephoto lens in custom aluminum focusing mountantique dallmeyer 10 inch f5.6 dallon telephoto lens in custom aluminum focusing mount

Antique custom mounted J.H. Dallmeyer 10in f5.6 Dallon Telephoto Lens. Custom aluminum focusing mount for an Eyemo camera with focusing scale on the barrel. Great for an antique uncoated look. Can be remounted for any motion picture camera or digital camera. No major scratches or marks on the glass. Excellent, rare vintage lens manufactured some time in the 1920's. $950 Item #L10266

C.P. Goerz AM. OPT. CO. Dagor 7in f6.8 lens with Ilex campor shutterC.P. Goerz AM. OPT. CO. Dagor 7in f6.8 lens with Ilex campor shutter

Very rare, vintage C.P. Goerz AM. OPT. CO. Dagor 7in f6.8 lens with Ilex campor shutter. Ilex shutter is in need of repair. $125 Item #L10265

carl zeiss jena tessar 15 cm 150mm f4.5 lens in four hole pattern focusing mountcarl zeiss jena tessar 15 cm 150mm f4.5 lens in four hole pattern focusing mount

Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 15cm (150mm) f4.5 lens with a 4 hole pattern focusing mount. Iris works smoothly. No scratches, fungus, or cleaning marks visible. The Jena lens is popular with medium format still photographers and for motion picture and digital image capture because of its unique, old-time Hollywood look. $195 Item #L10528

Kodak Kodacolor filter kit for 16mm cine kodak camerasKodak Kodacolor filter kit for 16mm cine kodak cameras
Kodacolor filter set

Kodak Kodacolor filter assembly for 16mm Cine Kodak cameras. Set includes Kodacolor ND filter no.1 f1.9, ND filter no.2 f1.9, and Kodacolor filter, all in original box. Introduced in 1928 as Eastman Kodak's first venture into 16mm color motion picture photography, the Kodacolor process used a special panchromatic black and white film stock that was embossed with a mass of tiny lenses on the base side of the film. In order to achieve a color image, the camera was fitted with a special Kodacolor lenticular filter that incorporated three colored stripes of red, green, and blue-violet. The recorded image consisted of varying proportions of each color reflected from the subject and through the Kodacolor filter. The image was recorded on the film beneath each of the embossed lenses as stripes in groups of three of the colors to be reproduced. When projected through the proper Kodacolor projection lens, a color image was displayed on screen. Take a look at this video demo of Kodacolor in action. $200 Item #V10645

400 foot bell and howell magazine mantel clock400 foot bell and howell magazine mantel clock

Custom hand crafted mantel clock made from actual vintage Hollywood film equipment retired from major motion picture studios. These mantel clocks are built from Bell & Howell or Mitchell Camera film magazines originally made to hold 400' of 35mm movie film. The magazine is fitted with a Quartz clock movement with polished metal hands. The numbers are mounted on the original magazine cover and the whole assembly is attached to a hand-rubbed carved wooden base for a beautiful presentation. A must-have for any Hollywood memorabilia collector! (Each clock is custom made to order, so your clock might be slightly different from the one pictured.) $250 Item #A10204 Click for Details ⇒

1000 foot mitchell magazine wall clock1000 foot mitchell magazine wall clock

Custom hand crafted wall clock made from actual vintage Hollywood film equipment retired from major motion picture studios. These wall clocks are built from Mitchell film magazines originally made to hold 1000' of 35mm movie film. The magazine is fitted with a Quartz clock movement with polished metal hands. The numbers are mounted on the original magazine cover and the whole assembly is fitted with a plastic wall protector and a metal wall hanger. A must-have for any Hollywood memorabilia collector! (Each clock is custom made to order, so your clock might be slightly different from the one pictured.) $250 Item #A10203 Click for Details ⇒

35mm film pin block and clip cutter35mm film pin block and clip cutter

35mm film pin block and clip cutter. Cut film frames so they fit in a Mitchell GC, Standard, or NC camera viewfinder. $125 Item #V10244

visual effects mattes for kodak cine special cameravisual effects mattes for kodak cine special camera

VFX Mattes for Kodak Cine Special. Ideal tool for any Kodak Cine Special owner who wants to do in-camera special visual effects. Set includes a slide for top and bottom split screen, left and right split screen, and oval or round center mattes. $45 Item #V10646

bore scope roto adapter for bell and howell 2709 camerabore scope roto adapter for bell and howell 2709 camera

Bore Scope roto adapter for Bell & Howell 2709 camera. Allows you to line up through the camera's taking lens without cutting a hole in your camera's door. Simply slides in the door jam and locks in place with a convenient friction lever. A must for optical printers, animation cameras, and film scanners. (Bell & Howell 2709 camera, magazine, prism, and microscope are all sold separately.)

bore scope roto adapter for bell and howell 2709 camera $150 Item #A10220

bore scope roto adapter for acme model 6 camerabore scope roto adapter for acme model 6 camera

Bore Scope adapter for Acme Model 6 camera. $150 Item #A10222