UNIDENTIFIED CAMERAMAN WITH A BELL & HOWELL 2709 pre-1920
Unidentified cameraman behind a Bell & Howell 2709 camera, mounted on a Bell & Howell tripod. The original Bell & Howell mask box, the tripod's leg architecture and the four-hole magazine pulleys, are all indicative of the pre-1920 era.
Early Bell & Howell components such as these are very rare today. With the introduction of the Mitchell Standard 35mm, Mitchell's viewfinders and matte boxes were more versatile and easier to use than Bell & Howell's. The majority of 2709 owners replaced their original equipment with Mitchell matte boxes and viewfinders.
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