BNC #17 looking for any info

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BNC #17 looking for any info

Post by gcoutts » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:13 pm

Would anyone have any info on this camera, what I have is a complete set of blimps assembled as a prop camera but would love to know something about its history. It was last used as a prop in a Movie of the Week about Annette Funicello.
Engraved #17 on blimp body and view finder
Matt box
The assembled prop on Mitchel friction head

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Re: BNC #17 looking for any info

Post by mediaed » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:59 pm

Did you look at the top left serial numbers tab to find the year for the camera first? I take it there is no camera or motor so our registry is not viable.
My records show #17 to be one of a number of lend-lease cameras sent to the USSR and made in 1939. That doesn't seem a likely thing to be back here but could happen. There should be a number on the inside of the casting. ED.

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