Dodge - Antique 35mm Motion Picture Studio Cameras



A quote from The United States Cinematograph Company Company brochure.

"As the pioneer Manufacturers of Motion Picture Cameras and Studio equipment in the United States, we take great pride in announcing that we now have one of the finest equipped factories for the production of high class scientific Motographic Apparatus in America, and we have built our reputation entirely on the merit, superiority and practicability of our products.

Our reputation as Scientific Camera Manufacturers has caused a demand for a guaranteed motion Picture Camera which is extremely portable, simple in operation, durable and moderate in price.

US Cinematogrpah - detail pictureOur "Cub Special" camera will take pictures of detail and brilliancy which will compare favorably with the best on the market.

It is equipped with a Zeiss Tessar f3.5 -50mm Lens in a special focusing mount, and the round aluminum magazines have a film capacity of two hundred feet each.

An important feature is the side focusing device which allows the operator to focus direct upon the film at the aperture.

A very unique and practical lens or exposure chart is attached to the front board of the camera, and will enable the amateur to make correct exposures, as in addition to have the diaphragm opening indicator with the usual numbers, it has a brass plate, and the opening can be set in accordance with the condition of the weather. For instance, if the weather is very bright, the lens arrow can be set to the point marked very bright. If the weather is moderate or dull, all that is necessary is to set the arrow at the point so marked. This plate also, has a separate arrow which can be set to the number of feet the object stands from the camera, thereby enabling the operator to adjust his lens very quickly. The side focusing device can also be used if desired."

Film Meter detailBoy, who could pass up a sales pitch like that?

The camera is 10 1/2 inches long, 5 1/2 inches wide and 6 1/2 inches high. It weighs 10 1/2 pounds.

This camera has stamped in the front brass plate "COPYRIGHT 1916" and is in great condition. Very little chipping of the color of the leather and the leather is not dry and crumbly like so many cameras of this age.

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Sam Dodge
812 Herron Rd. KPN - Home, WA 98349
phone 253.884.2262 fax 253.884.9353