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Identifier

MPE-P-037-01_Eyemo_Camera

Subject—Names

Bell & Howell Company; Eyemo Cameras

Subject—Topics

Motion picture equipment; Motion picture cameras

Date Range

ca. 1925

Description

Bell & Howell Eyemo Camera. Designed and first manufactured in 1925, it was for many years the most compact 35 mm motion picture film camera, having a 100-foot film capacity. Its small size and ruggedness made it a favorite choice for newsreel and combat, and also found use for fiction and documentary filmmakers whenever a portable, rugged, and inconspicuous camera was needed. The Eyemo is still in use by some filmmakers. It is often used these days as a "crash-cam" for filming dangerous stunts and explosions, and shots in which the camera must be dropped from a building or other elevation. Vintage.

Format

BW photograph; 5” x 7”

Source

Jonathan Silent Film Collection

Number

MPE-P-037-01

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