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by marop
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: 3Dmodel
Replies: 10
Views: 1950

Re: 3Dmodel

Okay, I was asking thinking it was a Mitchell NC, which this website has sales record info for.
by marop
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: 3Dmodel
Replies: 10
Views: 1950

Re: 3Dmodel

Very Nice Boyd! What's the serial number of your NC? Do you have any history on it? Mark
by marop
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: My pride and joy is Mitchell BNCR #198
Replies: 15
Views: 5638

Re: My pride and joy is Mitchell BNCR #198

Hello Scope235! I own a BNCR that was originally purchased by Paramount. I was told mine worked on the Mission Impossible TV series of the 1960s. I research the history of my cameras. Can I ask how you learned of the Mission Impossible history for your camera? Thanks and welcome to the website, Mark
by marop
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Camera drying rack PH-42
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Mitchell Camera drying rack PH-42

If it interests you, yeah. It's one of those things when there is little/no market interest so the saying "its worth what someone will pay" applies here. You never know, you may even find someone who will pay you twice that!
by marop
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Camera drying rack PH-42
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Mitchell Camera drying rack PH-42

I found reference to the part number on Google Books, indicating it is circa 1938. My guess is that it's just for drying still camera film or plates after being developed. I wouldn't think it would be worth much, as I can't see much of a market for this, but that's just my opinion.

Mark
by marop
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell BNC
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Mitchell BNC

Newsreel is the more common acceptable term but I have yet to see any documentation as to what Mitchell intended. I'm not really sure that news organizations purchased NCs for newsgathering, which would be the reason to call it "newsreel".

Anyone have any documentation, early ads???

Mark
by marop
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 47
Views: 17834

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Hey Guy Bagdall, Cool camera and yours has seen a lot of history through its life. You are right that the US military is the single largest purchaser of Mitchell Cameras. However, in glancing over the list of sales they didn’t really start buying Mitchell’s until 1934. Although coincidentally they b...
by marop
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: My pride and joy is Mitchell BNCR #198
Replies: 15
Views: 5638

Re: My pride and joy is Mitchell BNCR #198

Hello nikolabronc, If I understand your question correctly, you are asking how Paramount went about selling their cameras; It was in the 1980's. Panavision was making their own cameras and renting them to studios. Previously most, if not all, major studios had their own Camera Department to service ...
by marop
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Lenses for Mitchell
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Lenses for Mitchell

As I understand it, the new mount was used when they made the BNC. The lens attached to the blimp but did not touch the actual camera. This was to reduce noise coming through to the camera via physical contact. Some studios even used a housing to cover the lens to reduce sound getting into the blimp...