a silent, battery operated 16mm camera with a off-set three-lens turret and a mirror-reflex shutter. The camera is 100ft spool-loaded with an additional fitting, if needed, of 400ft magazine and torque motor. This camera was much used for independet feature films, tv news and for documentaries.
The Bell & Howell EYEMO range of 35mm cameras included a version called a 'Spider', presumably on account of the three-lens turret. The version pictured is from the early 1940s and has 1-inch, 2-inch & 3-inch Cooke lenses plus a matching optical viewfinder using a simple but effective system of masks and flip-over optics within the viewfinder tunnel. There is also a critical focus device. The basic camera takes 100ft of spool-loaded film, with an additional 400ft magazine and 12v motor attachment. The camera type was used extensively in WW2 for war footage and for newsreel work around the globe.
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