BELL & HOWELL 2709 MOTOR PORT COVER
Bell & Howell Company, Chicago, Illinois (presumed) 1912 -1930's?
This is a motor or veeder counter port cover for the Bell & Howell 2709 B 35mm motion picture camera.
Research has yet to determine if this cover is listed in Bell & Howell 2709 literature, and it's presumed to have been manufactured by them. It could have been made by a supplier for Bell & Howell, or possibly it was an aftermarket item.
Constructed of brass, it has no Bell & Howell markings but fits the 2709 perfectly. When acquired, it had previously resided with a very complete and extensive 2709 outfit. I have never seen another, and in fact, didn't know one even existed before now. It's in super condition exhibiting a great patina, having an integral knob to facilitate easy removal. Recently having acquired a compatible motor for my 2709, I didn't have a need for this cover. But knowing that I'm not likely to come across another, I seized the opportunity.
Just a great accessory for the 2709 that one would be hard pressed to find.