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by mitchellbnc
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Role of the Mitchell Filming the Atomic Bomb
Replies: 3
Views: 2885

Role of the Mitchell Filming the Atomic Bomb

Hello members. As we all know, the Mitchell Camera was used extensively in all realms of scientific research. When film documentation of atomic bomb tests were needed, the obvious choice was the Mitchell Camera. The Army Signal Corps was the division tasked with photographing the events. The photos ...
by mitchellbnc
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Covers of old American Cinematographer magazines
Replies: 6
Views: 3698

Covers of old American Cinematographer magazines

Hello members! Over the years I have seen some great classic productions shot of Mitchells on the cover of American Cinematographer. Sorry but these are ratty tatty scans, mostly from eBay auctions, but I thought I would share a few as many of us love them so much. Now, if you want to see some high ...
by mitchellbnc
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The futuristic Mitchell Robot Focus Control - 1960
Replies: 1
Views: 1952

The futuristic Mitchell Robot Focus Control - 1960

It must of seemed very futuristic to have a “robot” focus your BNC from a 25 foot electrical cable! We may laugh now, but in 1960 it was like the space age had truly arrived. This accessory first appeared in a product catalog which stated that you must first mount a “slave selsyn” component on the c...
by mitchellbnc
Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: 1939 ad from AC handbook
Replies: 3
Views: 2362

Re: 1939 ad from AC handbook

Thanks for posting that ad Samson, it looks great. See - you are good with computers after all! If it is not too much trouble, can you also post the cover of the hand book so the other members can see which on the ad came from? I know of several people who collect these handbooks and have a large nu...
by mitchellbnc
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Factory Video Tour - Industry on Parade
Replies: 13
Views: 14436

Mitchell Factory Video Tour - Industry on Parade

Hello Members. Many of you will remember this great series on TV back in the day called Industry on Parade. Each week they featured a 30 minute special featuring manufacturing in America. In this episode, they stop by the Mitchell Camera Corporation factory! This is a wonderful peek behind the scene...
by mitchellbnc
Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Fries-Mitchell 35R Video tour and walk around
Replies: 1
Views: 2784

Fries-Mitchell 35R Video tour and walk around

Hello members. This YouTube video was posted in 2011 when the owner had it up for sale. Even though it is no longer available, it is still posted on YouTube for us to enjoy the its beauty. This is the Mitchell camera model that Fries modified known as the 35R. You can see the NC movement when the ca...
by mitchellbnc
Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Vistavision Camera #29
Replies: 13
Views: 12549

Re: Mitchell Vistavision Camera #29

OK so this isn't VistaVision #29 but still great hero shots from the icollector web site. I just can't get enough of this fantastically designed but odd looking machine!
by mitchellbnc
Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Mitchell Cameras - Wanted and For Sale
Topic: Mitchell BNC #279 plus Worrall for sale in the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 11901

Re: Mitchell BNC #279 plus Worrall for sale in the UK

Hello members. This ad is current as I just talked with Brain in the UK. He sent a picture and I have asked him to send more. He also mentioned that he has had several offers but when it comes to the shipping, that seems to be the sticking point. As we all know, a Mitchell is very heavy! Anyway, the...
by mitchellbnc
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Sam Dodge YouTube demo of 1922 Mitchell Standard #5
Replies: 10
Views: 12104

Re: Sam Dodge YouTube demo of 1922 Mitchell Standard #5

This camera is so rare and pristine. The only modification that may have been made is when they upgraded the camera from hand crank only to motor drive and who can blame theme for doing that? After all, this camera had a very long production life and I'm sure it shoot miles of film using its new mot...
by mitchellbnc
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Sam Dodge YouTube demo of 1922 Mitchell Standard #5
Replies: 10
Views: 12104

Sam Dodge YouTube demo of 1922 Mitchell Standard #5

Sam Dodge states that this is more than a camera, it is an artifact. Indeed this Mitchell Standard is near priceless as they don't get much more rare than this. Hard to believe that Sam really found Mitchell Standard number 5 but there it is right on the Mitchell acorn. Sam closes with the line, "an...