Bell & Howell 27O9
Serial # 152
September 16, 1916


The camera typically has Mitchell accessories.

Mitchell used testimonial letters in their full page advertisements on the back cover of American Cinematographer magazine in the early 1920's. One such letter stated that the production used a Mitchell camera and because of its speed and ease of use they saved the entire cost of the Mitchell on its first film.


For Bell & Howell cameras to compete the cameramen that owned them bought Mitchell accessories. They needed to be able to keep up with the ease of changing lens filters and nets and they needed to be able to see better by having Mitchell side finders. Almost all Bell & Howell cameras were converted by the mid 1920's.


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