Bell & Howell Model 2709-B Serial Number 560
With tripod and Akeley Gyro Head
Price on Request




First sold January 10, 1923

An excellent looking camera and Akeley Gyro Gear Head. Hand cranking is coming back. At the moment of this writing a large budget American action picture produced by 20th Century Fox, "Man on Fire", is being filmed in Mexico. It is being directed by Tony Scott and stars Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken and Dakota Fanning. It is scheduled for release in 2004. There are often four to six cameras covering the action on the set. Two of them are hand cranked cameras. Yes, they are shooting hand cranked on a multi million dollar budgeted major studio picture.



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