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by mediaed
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 5655

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Chris,

The camera door is not an accessory. It is a basic part of the camera rackover design and one of the top reasons the Mitchell camera became the premier motion picture camera over the Bell&Howell 2709.

ED.
by mediaed
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 5655

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Just saw you posted the badge from the motor door on sunday. That is 4 for 4. Cannot get better than that!

Here is some more information about the hi speed motor door from the 1934 catalog.

Note the prices in 1934 $$:
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by mediaed
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 5655

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Chris, Happy to help. Thanks for the registration-you will be getting the certificate soon as a High quality print PDF. In the pictures from Seawood, there is a badge on the door on the opposite side from the film door. The side the motor is on. Next. There are two stops on the camera. The first lef...
by mediaed
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 5655

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Chris, Congrats! You have done it! Yours is a complete unit. Is the motor door badged the same also? A bonus. The number behind the lens position is the number for the L base. No need to remove the camera from the base. Very few cameras have any numbers inside the L base housing which would require ...
by mediaed
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 5655

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Chris, The sidefinder info was overlooked in the mix. Orson drove Tolland nuts by arbitrarily removing what is properly referred to as a "side finder" from the camera because it takes some time to setup the correct relationship and focus characteristics of the thing on a camera to match what is bein...
by mediaed
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 5655

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Chris, I just had occasion to look up the last E-Bay listing for this camera dated Sept.21 and note that the listing that did not mention it being an NC. My experiences with the original listing ended over 6 months ago. Apparently the listing was changed sometime after that last effort. So, apologie...
by mediaed
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 5655

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Chris, The Navy in particular purchased a number of cameras just before and right after our involvement in WW2. They are labeled that way on the sales sheets. My best guess is that these were used in high speed motion analysis of various weapons and systems. Possibly with multiple angles at the same...
by mediaed
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 5655

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Chris, Why is this a duplicate? As we have already explained with data and pictures in the Seawood photos post above, this is simply not an NC. It is a very nice 1940 US Navy chronograph camera. It was misrepresented by the seller even when advised the listing was wrong. We own copies of the origina...
by mediaed
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Beauty shots from Seawood Photo
Replies: 13
Views: 5532

Re: Mitchell Beauty shots from Seawood Photo

Chris. Thanks for the info. Kudos for making the move to LA. I stayed in Ohio reinventing the wheel. The camera on the Scorpion dolly/Worrell is BNCR 104 one of the few bowtie spinning mirror Mitchell factory conversions. It was a Hollywood rental camera bought originally by Armistead as BNC 104 in ...
by mediaed
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Beauty shots from Seawood Photo
Replies: 13
Views: 5532

Re: Mitchell Beauty shots from Seawood Photo

Chris, Glad to he of help. I too was closed out of working with these cameras by time period and budget restrictions. I gravitated to video as a producer and moved into the Avid world really early. (Dancing pixels) Later, I found a few of these cameras in need of TLC. Being of a mechanical bent, I t...