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by marop
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Stein Color Cameras (Mitchell Standard Copy)
Replies: 1
Views: 2270

Re: Stein Color Cameras (Mitchell Standard Copy)

Hello and thanks for the pictures. Is the black painted camera you show all original? I am trying to figure out what the original front looked like. Do you know? Did it have a turret? Single lens? Thanks, Mark
by marop
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: mitchell found in dumpster, help id
Replies: 1
Views: 1958

Re: mitchell found in dumpster, help id

Hi Mike, I take it the tripod has wood legs? Sounds like a standard Mitchell made tripod with a newer head on it. Mitchell made these tripods starting in the 1920's and into the 1950's and probably later. The address for Mitchell being in Los Angeles puts it being made in the 1920's and probably the...
by marop
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Best Mitchell Geared Head - Worrall of course!
Replies: 19
Views: 10198

Re: Best Mitchell Geared Head - Worrall of course!

Hello, So you have a camera mounted on it and you tilt the platform and then it won't stay in that position, if I understand you correctly? There is a lock on these but the camera should be balanced on the head. There is some movement in the thread that holds the camera down. Check and see if there ...
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: 2689

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: 6463

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: 4743

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: 2114

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: 5622

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: 10198

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: 8453

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