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by marop
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Is there a Mitchell serial number database?
Replies: 3
Views: 2545

Re: Is there a Mitchell serial number database?

Hello, there is no online database, at least that I am aware of. I do have some sales records but they are incomplete. I do not have any sales records for the BNC either. The biggest single buyer of Mitchell cameras was the U.S. Armed services. But it is more exciting, at least for me, if I know a s...
by marop
Fri May 22, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Vistavision Camera #29
Replies: 13
Views: 6145

Re: Mitchell Vistavision Camera #29

The VistaVision that is at the museum of moving image has a lot of history. It first went to Egypt with DeMille to film the Ten Commandments, and toward the end of its life was used by ILM. The other VV pictured on the short metal base, or hi-hat, is also significant, but I can't remember the number...
by marop
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras Sold at Hollywood Auction!
Replies: 8
Views: 4543

Re: Mitchell Cameras Sold at Hollywood Auction!

Hello Stein8perf, I tried to send a PM but I don't think they are going thru. Here is what I was asking; "Hello, I see you own a Stein? I am aware of the Stein camera. Is it original or Was it converted to Vistavison? Do you have any history on your camera? Are you willing to share any photos? Are t...
by marop
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Mitchell Cameras - Wanted and For Sale
Topic: Fox News
Replies: 2
Views: 2025

Re: Fox News

I believe Sam Dodge had one. You can go onto his website and check his sold section. The only news camera I know is for sale is from Paramount News. A great metal name plaque on the side of the camera (mostly the entire side!). It is on a Debrie hand crank camera and of course is not cheap, but yet ...
by marop
Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Sam Dodge YouTube demo of 1922 Mitchell Standard #5
Replies: 10
Views: 5328

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

Here is a photo of a Mitchell Standard made in 1931. The motor is attached to the connector in the upper left corner, as the other photos show. ***Note that the Micthell acorn ID tag on Sam Dodge's camera is wrong. It may have just been replaced? His ID tag shows the wrong city for the company in th...
by marop
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Best Mitchell Geared Head - Worrall of course!
Replies: 19
Views: 9757

Re: Best Mitchell Geared Head - Worrall of course!

I here they are like a Swiss watch mechanism inside making them difficult to work on. I have not seen any interior views or diagrams.

Good luck,

Mark
by marop
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Factory Video Tour - Industry on Parade
Replies: 12
Views: 8110

Re: Mitchell Factory Video Tour - Industry on Parade

35mmKing,

Do you have the date that they moved to their new factory? Also I am curious as to what your research involved? If you care to share.

Thanks for the pictures,

Mark
by marop
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: What they did on the set before the Mitchell BNC and NC
Replies: 7
Views: 3163

Re: What they did on the set before the Mitchell BNC and NC

Fantastic photos! Thanks to all who posted them! I have not seen very many of these with the booths. I have never seen the smaller booths as in the photo with three cameras. I'll have to did out a couple I have....

Mark
by marop
Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Was the MGM "Leo" the Lion shot with a Mitchell?
Replies: 1
Views: 1662

Re: Was the MGM "Leo" the Lion shot with a Mitchell?

Hello. The camera in this photo is a Bell & Howell model 2709, sorry, no Mitchell here. I recall hearing somewhere that they used about 5 different lions over time, so it is safe to safe that a later lion was shot with a Mitchell, just not this one! The key and easy to see distinction is on top of t...
by marop
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Documentary and Book on Mitchell Cameras???
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

Re: Documentary and Book on Mitchell Cameras???

Here is a draft of the poster for the documentary.

Mark