London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
Model 2709B Cinematographic Camera no. 270
Bell & Howell, Chicago; 35mm., black metal-body with maker's plaque, top-mounted magazine, hand-cranked movement, Bell & Howell Cinemotor, reflex viewfinder, side-mounted viewfinder, four-lens turret with an Astro Pan-Tachar f/2.3 35mm. lens no. 14807, a Taylor-Hobson Cooke Telekinic Anastigmat f/4.5 6in. lens no. 273494, a Carl Zeiss, Jena Tele-Tessar f/6.3 25cm. lens no. 408993, a Carl Zeiss, Jena Series Ic f/4.5 15cm. lens no. 431540, a Taylor-Hobson Cooke Speed Panchro f/2 4¼in. lens no. 211045, a Heliar f/4.5 1 3/8in. lens no. 119198, a Bausch & Lomb Zeiss Tessar Series Ic 75mm. lens no. 2188085, a Goerz Hypar f/3.5 2in. lens no. 319876 and accessories including lens mounts, Pearless Camera Co. electric motor, matte box, footage counter and cranks, in a fitted metal case; and a Mitchell tripod.
Believed by the vendor to have been sold to Henry Ford (Ford Motor Company) on September 16, 1918 for $1,624.
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