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by mediaed
Sat May 28, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Stiff Movement on Mitchell Standard (advice)
Replies: 19
Views: 13880

Re: Stiff Movement on Mitchell Standard (advice)

Large gear does look different but we have to remember that these were hand built. It has been suggested in many resources that individual cameras were entirely put together and machined by one person. I note that you have the dissolve timing adjustment as well as the controls for the floating iris ...
by mediaed
Sun May 22, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Standard serial numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 6527

Re: Mitchell Standard serial numbers

Mark,

Not exactly on-topic anymore but whatthaheck. What say you: is that that odd lever contraption on the side to control the iris open/close?

Don't believe a standard issue feature. Be interesting to know what knobs controlled what. ED.
by mediaed
Sun May 22, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Video Tour of 1929 Mitchell Standard #167
Replies: 2
Views: 7983

Re: Video Tour of 1929 Mitchell Standard #167

Interesting tour of a rare camera hanging in there. But, where in the world did the "Fox sisters" come from alluded to twice in the video? William Fox started his studio in 1914 which was taken over by Darryl Zanuck in 1935 to become 20th Century Fox. That's the history of the place. No sister(s) ev...
by mediaed
Sun May 22, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Standard serial numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 6527

Re: Mitchell Standard serial numbers

Great pix. But, look closely and you will see that this is a GC slid onto a Standard L rackover base. Interesting that the later model CD fits on a much earlier piece. ED.
by mediaed
Sun May 22, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Stiff Movement on Mitchell Standard (advice)
Replies: 19
Views: 13880

Re: Stiff Movement on Mitchell Standard (advice)

Odd to remove the flywheel. Yes could affect the movement. As far as I can see removal accomplished very little other than limiting the camera in future. Coming from RKO, this may well have been a camera that could have been in the RKO Fearless blimp I feature in my member's article. ED.
by mediaed
Tue May 17, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Stiff Movement on Mitchell Standard (advice)
Replies: 19
Views: 13880

Re: Stiff Movement on Mitchell Standard (advice)

Just happened on this. Howgozit? 1) Missing parts: Check with Richard at Cinemagear. Ken Stone is another source. 2) Is there any strange noise? Clicking sound? Is the shutter open or closed? Open best to be certain not a shutter problem. 3) It is tempting but don't use WD40 or 3-in-1! Light machine...
by mediaed
Sun May 01, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Cleaning a Mitchell Camera
Replies: 4
Views: 4747

Re: Cleaning a Mitchell Camera

Just to add for future reference: If you had happened upon a white navy GC or USAF model "D", I would have advised to have at it.That finish is almost like porcelain and has somewhat been proven impervious to nuclear weapons (Umm..Ha & not PC!) But, I'm surely certain the government safely disposed ...
by mediaed
Sun May 01, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Cleaning a Mitchell Camera
Replies: 4
Views: 4747

Re: Cleaning a Mitchell Camera

Um...make that "a 50 to 60 year-old paint job." Ack! ED.
by mediaed
Sun May 01, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Cleaning a Mitchell Camera
Replies: 4
Views: 4747

Re: Cleaning a Mitchell Camera

Whatever you do, do not scrub the exterior with a stiff brush or even a heavy cloth. The crackle finishes of these cameras on aluminum and magnesium didn't adhere in the best way. And, a 50 & 60 paint job is not trustworthy. Stripping any camera down to the metal and repainting is a awful job. No ha...
by mediaed
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Best Mitchell Geared Head - Worrall of course!
Replies: 20
Views: 21708

Re: Best Mitchell Geared Head - Worrall of course!

Great pix from all!

For some video shots of both the Moy and Worrall heads in action (albeit in rotation), see the video inserts for the 1930's Fearless blimp and the BNCR in "Member's Articles" under the title "Blimped cameras that made the movies."

ED