Filmo 70-DA 16mm movie camera manufactured by Bell & Howell. This particular example comes with original case, instructions and attachments.

This object is part of the Kodak Heritage Collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Physical Description

Die-cast metal 16mm movie camera with leather case, instructions and attachments. Stickers for Kodak on the outside of the case. Case has two latches and a combination lock.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Kodak Heritage Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Images & Image Making

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005

  • Acknowledgement

    Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.

  • Manufacturer

    Bell & Howell Co, 1923-1933

  • Inscriptions

    On the side of the camera: 'BELL & HOWELL CO. CHICAGO / Filmo / CAMERA-70-D A' 'STANDARD / BELL & HOWELL / COMPANY / CINEMACHINERY'. On the dial: 'BELL & HOWELL CO. / CHICAGO / MADE IN U.S.A.'.

  • Classification

    Motion picture, Image making equipment, Cameras

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    223 mm (Width), 170 mm (Depth), 279 mm (Height)
    Dimensions of case

  • References

    James & Joan McKeown (Eds.), 'McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras 2001-2002', Centennial Photo Service, United States of America, 2001

  • Keywords

    Movie Cameras