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BNC #17 looking for any info

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:13 pm
by gcoutts
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.

Re: BNC #17 looking for any info

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:59 pm
by mediaed
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.

Re: BNC #17 looking for any info

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:18 pm
by admin
Here is the motor door for BNC #17. This would be used to mount a wild motor that could be adjusted for numerous speeds, but not for synchronous sound.

Re: BNC #17 looking for any info

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:58 am
by mediaed

My sincere apologies about the origin of BNC#17.

The information I had back in 2017 was from a magazine article that has been since found to have a number of errors.

In checking the actual records we now have, BNC#17 was actually a studio camera purchased by Universal Pictures Corp. On June 12,1936.