Paillard Bolex H-16 16mm Movie Camera From 1939 With Bausch 25mm Lens


Paillard Bolex H-16 16mm Movie Camera From 1939
Includes Vintage Bausch & Lomb 25mm f2.7 Animar Balcote Lens.
Paillard Bolex H-16 Leader 16mm Movie Camera Made In 1939.
Serial Number: 11879
A critical visual focuser consisting of a reflecting prism and ground glass screen is built into the area behind the top lens position. This allowed viewing and framing to be done through any lens swung into the top turret position. The lens could then be moved back to the taking position for filming. A cupped eyepiece is supplied so that the magnified image can be seen in the critical focuser.
Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated.
Film Capacity: 100ft (30m) and 50ft (15m) daylight loading spools of 16mm film.
Automatic threading and loop forming. The end of the film is simply placed in a channel leading to the feed sprocket. The release is pressed and the film is then automatically threaded throughout the entire mechanism.
Constant speed, spring motor mechanism; governor controlled. Large winding handle folds downward and attaches to camera when not in use. Spring cannot be over-wound. 8:1 external drive shaft permits the attachment of an electric motor.
Rotating turret can accommodate up to three interchangeable C mount lenses. The top position allows for critical focusing through a groundglass screen.
Speeds: 8, 16, 24, 32 and 64 frames per second with the ability to change speeds while the camera is running.
Release button provides for the making of continuous exposures by a finger-tip release on the front of the camera. A side release allows for locked, hands-free running or single frame exposures.
190 degree disc shutter, operates at 118/1000 of an inch from emulsion side of film with an exposure rate of 1/30 second at 16 fps.
Footage counter adds and subtracts accurately in forward or reverse motion and automatically returns to zero when film is reloaded into the camera.
A distinct click announces the passing of each 10 inches of film through the gate. This mechanism may be disengaged, if desired, by simply moving a lever.
Time lapse and animation is possible by using the side release button or an accessory cable release and adapter; I-T lever allows for timed or instantaneous single exposures.
Clutch disengages spring motor and permits forward movement and backwind without running down the spring; allows for dissolves and superimposition.
Tripod socket: 3/8″ thread. 1/4″ adapter could be inserted.
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 6″ x 3″.
Weight: Approximately 5 1/2 lbs (without lenses).
The camera is in working condition but with various marks from use and tarnishing to metal parts.
The lens is clear but with external marks and a small dent to the front hood which does not affect it’s use.
There is some internal dust in the viewfinder which has little effect but could be cleaned.
The Clockwork motor winds smoothly and all shutter speeds sound good. 
It is a vintage used item so please remember when bidding it is not in mint condition and I may not have found all flaws or faults. Please look at all the photos to assess the condition for yourself. Only items present in the pictures are included.
Good condition for its age. Minor rubs and marks from use.
Despatched in secure packaging and priced with fully insured carrier.

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