Item 2005.006.19.60 - Ciné Kodak Model BB

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Ciné Kodak Model BB

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  • 1929 (Manufacturing)
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Rochester, New York

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1 piece of photographic equipment : motion-picture camera ; 14 x 5.5 x 21 cm folding to 11.8 x 5.5 x 21 cm. Blue leather case. Original box. Instruction booklets. Additional lenses.

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Item is a blue leather covered metal body motion picture camera for 16 mm film using 50' spools. It features a Newton finder and an interchangeable f1.9/25 mm Kodak Anastigmat lens. The camera uses a spring motor to capture 8,16 frames per second.

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Camera and carrying case is in relatively good condition. The original box is in poor condition with the lid separating and old water damage being present. Old water damage can also be seen on the booklets and labels. Additional lenses in good condition.

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Donated to Ryerson University Library Special Collections by James Heard in 2018.


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Camera comes in a blue leather carrying case and the original box. The case contained the instruction booklet for using the Cine Kodak and seven "Caution"/"Important" labels explaining the proper care and handling of the camera. Also included was a box labeled "Kodacolor Assembly for the Cine-Kodak, Model B / f-1.9", which included 6 additional coloured lens filters for the camera.

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Mckeown, James M., & MCKeown, Joan C. (Eds). (2004). McKeown's price guide to antique and classic cameras (12th ed.). Grantsburg, Wis: Centennial Photo Service.

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