Is there a Mitchell serial number database?

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astralisdp
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Is there a Mitchell serial number database?

Postby astralisdp » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:16 pm

I have a friend who owns a Mitchell camera and I would love to know the history of it if possible. Is there a site or phone number to call and bring a serial number to? Thanks a lot

marop
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Re: Is there a Mitchell serial number database?

Postby marop » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:30 pm

Hello, there is no online database, at least that I am aware of. I do have some sales records but they are incomplete. I do not have any sales records for the BNC either. The biggest single buyer of Mitchell cameras was the U.S. Armed services. But it is more exciting, at least for me, if I know a studio used a camera I owned. If By chance a studio owned your friend's camera, there is a potential of finding some history on it. Keep in mind it is not that common to find specific history. Records and other evidence, like photos, are spotty and sometimes difficult to search.

What model of camera and what is the serial number?

astralisdp
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Re: Is there a Mitchell serial number database?

Postby astralisdp » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:40 pm

Hi,
I think we spoke about it earlier but it's serial number 1217.

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Re: Is there a Mitchell serial number database?

Postby admin » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:13 pm

Hello forum members. I am excited to announce that we now have a serial numbers web page for interested folks to check out. Just go to our home page by clicking on the top banner logo and then choose the Serial Numbers button!


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