Museum of the Moving Image
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Bell & Howell 16mm Filmo spring-driven hand camera with a handle, two straps, and a carrying case. The serial number on the camera is 57802. The lens is a Taylor-Hobson Cooke 1″ F/3.5, serial number 168157.The Filmo camera was the first 16mm camera to have clockwork motor drive. The introduction of the Bell & Howell Filmo camera led to an increasingly sophisticated amateur film movement. This model camera was introduced in 1923, the initial year of release of Bell & Howell Filmo cameras, which were manufactured up until the 1970s.