Paillard Bolex H-16 DELUXE 16mm Cine / Movie Camera From 1952


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Paillard Bolex, a Swiss manufacturer of professional and home movie equipment during the 1930s through the 1960s.
The H-16 Deluxe Serial No: 80862 from 1952.
The Deluxe includes an eye level focuser and Octameter side viewfinder.
The rotating turret accommodates three interchangeable C mount lenses. The top position allows for critical focusing through a magnified groundglass screen.
Specifications & Features:
Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated.
100ft (30m) and 50ft (15m) daylight loading spools of 16mm film.
Automatic threading and loop forming.
Constant speed, spring motor mechanism; governor controlled.
Eye-level focuser allows for critical focusing through a groundglass screen. Parallax correcting Octameter gives an exact viewing field for lenses of 7 focal lengths: 16, 25, 35, 50, 75, 100 & 150.
8, 16, 24, 32 and 64 frames per second
Finger-tip release on the front of the camera. A side release allows for locked, hands-free running or single frame exposures.
190 degree aperture shutter
Footage Counter adds and subtracts accurately in forward or reverse motion and automatically returns to zero when film is reloaded into the camera.
Twin dial counts frames individually and in total.
Time lapse and animation is possible by using the side release button or an accessory cable release and adapter.
Manual Rewind permits forward movement and backwind without running down the spring; allows for dissolves and superimposition.
1/4″ & 3/8″ thread tripod socket.
1R (Single tooth sprocket) can accept both 1R & 2R (double tooth) film stock.
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 6″ x 3″ : Approximately 5 1/2 lbs
Fully working. Some dust in the Eye-level focuser which does not affect it’s use.
Good condition. Some paint loss on the body of the Eye-level focuser. Elsewhere, minor marks from use.
Includes an empty take-up spool.
Does not include a lens. Accommodates C-mount lenses.