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by mediaed
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: NC #683 is repatriated back from France to the USA
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: NC #683 is repatriated back from France to the USA

Blueimperio, Yes, we have the full records for NC's and most all Mitchell cameras here. You are correct with the 1960 date. When you register your camera with us, we will provide that information in the form of a registration certificate. You can access the registration page from the front page of t...
by mediaed
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: My pride and joy is Mitchell BNCR #198
Replies: 17
Views: 6829

Re: My pride and joy is Mitchell BNCR #198

Hi Wilderieds,

#198 is a converted fully functioning BNCR from a BNC. Which would mean the outer door was modified, the inner door also changed to reflex and the rackover was removed.
by mediaed
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell S12 Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Mitchell S12 Magazine

John, The 4 &10 designations do ring true. The only 1200 ft mags I have seen are for 16mm film as that is a regular size. There are a few NC 2000 ft mags made that appear to be 3piece speciality units. That would give almost 20 minutes running time but would require takeup torque motors. 35mm standa...
by mediaed
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 49
Views: 20401

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Jason, You have an odd mashup of parts. The wood sticks are pre 1930. The head is post 1946. The 20th Century Fox knobs on the tripod are add-ons most probably from some other piece of equipment as Zanuck did not take over Fox until 1935 and branded parts were probably a few years away from that. Th...
by mediaed
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Chris,

The camera door is not an accessory. It is a basic part of the camera rackover design and one of the top reasons the Mitchell camera became the premier motion picture camera over the Bell&Howell 2709.

ED.
by mediaed
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Just saw you posted the badge from the motor door on sunday. That is 4 for 4. Cannot get better than that!

Here is some more information about the hi speed motor door from the 1934 catalog.

Note the prices in 1934 $$:
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by mediaed
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Chris, Happy to help. Thanks for the registration-you will be getting the certificate soon as a High quality print PDF. In the pictures from Seawood, there is a badge on the door on the opposite side from the film door. The side the motor is on. Next. There are two stops on the camera. The first lef...
by mediaed
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Chris, Congrats! You have done it! Yours is a complete unit. Is the motor door badged the same also? A bonus. The number behind the lens position is the number for the L base. No need to remove the camera from the base. Very few cameras have any numbers inside the L base housing which would require ...
by mediaed
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Chris, The sidefinder info was overlooked in the mix. Orson drove Tolland nuts by arbitrarily removing what is properly referred to as a "side finder" from the camera because it takes some time to setup the correct relationship and focus characteristics of the thing on a camera to match what is bein...
by mediaed
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: JUST PURCHASED A MITCHELL NC???

Chris, I just had occasion to look up the last E-Bay listing for this camera dated Sept.21 and note that the listing that did not mention it being an NC. My experiences with the original listing ended over 6 months ago. Apparently the listing was changed sometime after that last effort. So, apologie...