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by marop
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Camera drying rack PH-42
Replies: 10
Views: 79

Re: Mitchell Camera drying rack PH-42

If it interests you, yeah. It's one of those things when there is little/no market interest so the saying "its worth what someone will pay" applies here. You never know, you may even find someone who will pay you twice that!
by marop
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Camera drying rack PH-42
Replies: 10
Views: 79

Re: Mitchell Camera drying rack PH-42

I found reference to the part number on Google Books, indicating it is circa 1938. My guess is that it's just for drying still camera film or plates after being developed. I wouldn't think it would be worth much, as I can't see much of a market for this, but that's just my opinion.

Mark
by marop
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell BNC
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Mitchell BNC

Newsreel is the more common acceptable term but I have yet to see any documentation as to what Mitchell intended. I'm not really sure that news organizations purchased NCs for newsgathering, which would be the reason to call it "newsreel".

Anyone have any documentation, early ads???

Mark
by marop
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 47
Views: 16618

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Hey Guy Bagdall, Cool camera and yours has seen a lot of history through its life. You are right that the US military is the single largest purchaser of Mitchell Cameras. However, in glancing over the list of sales they didn’t really start buying Mitchell’s until 1934. Although coincidentally they b...
by marop
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: My pride and joy is Mitchell BNCR #198
Replies: 13
Views: 5079

Re: My pride and joy is Mitchell BNCR #198

Hello nikolabronc, If I understand your question correctly, you are asking how Paramount went about selling their cameras; It was in the 1980's. Panavision was making their own cameras and renting them to studios. Previously most, if not all, major studios had their own Camera Department to service ...
by marop
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Lenses for Mitchell
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: Lenses for Mitchell

As I understand it, the new mount was used when they made the BNC. The lens attached to the blimp but did not touch the actual camera. This was to reduce noise coming through to the camera via physical contact. Some studios even used a housing to cover the lens to reduce sound getting into the blimp...
by marop
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Sam Dodge YouTube demo of 1922 Mitchell Standard #5
Replies: 10
Views: 4643

Re: Sam Dodge YouTube demo of 1922 Mitchell Standard #5

Hello Elexander. Mitchell put a separate serial number on various parts and accessories, including viewfinders, magazines, motors, matte boxes etc. You could buy these separately or with a camera package. Mark
by marop
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell BNC Camera Construction -Personal Observations
Replies: 12
Views: 4600

Re: Mitchell BNC Camera Construction -Personal Observations

Thank you very much Bruce. This is great information! I am curious what the L base was used for in Japan. I remembered Martin Hill (East coast dealer/collector) telling me he would take the entire main camera boxes (not the L base) out of a BNC and sell them to Japanese buyers. As to cost savings, I...
by marop
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Linwood Dunn/Star Trek
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Linwood Dunn/Star Trek

My thoughts are that is a Moy geared head. I’m basing this on the style of hand crank wheels and the 3 “ribs” extending out on the side of the head below the camera platform.