List

of vintage movie cameras, projectors, precinema, etc.

Part 1

A - C

The following is a list of manufacturers of vintage cinematographic equipment, with some of the apparatus they marketed. It is by no means complete, but a basis for expansion.
Presently you will find the country of origin, year of manufacture and size. The ACR number, if mentioned, refers to the Ariel's Cinematography Register listing. I hope to expand it with more images and data on other apparatus. In general this list closes in the year 1965 with the introduction of super 8mm to replace regular 8mm. For movie cameras after the introduction of Super 8 please refer to Anssi Puistot's excellent list

I have listed apparatus, I could not find the manufacturer of, under Various

In many cases I am not sure of the years of manufacture. For your guidance I have made guesses with a question mark. Of course all data are tentative.

I'm always grateful for any info you can supply to correct or update this list. Also let me know if an image does not open. Email to: wichm@NOSPAMxs4all.nl but delete the word NOSPAM from the address (I get more spam and viruses than actual email!).

If you like to find out more about a certain apparatus, click on the first letter of the name of the manufacturer to go to the relative section of this list. If the apparatus is not listed look for a model number near to it for an approximate date. As models often have a different name than that of the manufacturer you might also search with the Ctrl+F keys. I have often listed apparatus under their model name, though.
As for additional images you might search on Google Images. On YouTube you may find clips with demonstrations of apparatus of the major makes.

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A

See Aäton, Grenoble, France

Ab-Cum-O-Graph. See Cummings

  • American Scout standard moving picture machine toy projector 35mm (and slides)
  • ACA, Germany

    ACE (Associated Cine Equipment Ltd.) , Erith, Kent, Great Britain

    Ace Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, USA

    Ace/ L & L Randall Ltd. , Great Britain

    Acme Camera Corp., Cal., USA

    Acme Motion Picture Projector Co., Chicago, USA (merged into International Picture Corp. , Chicago, in 1925)

    Acme Tool & Manufacturing Co., Burbank, Cal., USA

    (Acme was well-known for its Academy award winning Acme-Dunn optical printer (1944))

    Acres, Birt, Great Britain (1854 - 1918)

    Read the history of Birt Acres by Tjitte de Vries and his grandson Alan Acres.

    AEG, Germany

    AEI, UK ?

    Aeroscope/Cherry Kearton Ltd., London, UK. (see Proszynski)

    AGA Baltic, Sweden

    Agfa Camerawerk AG, Berlin/Munich, Germany. (see Ansco for models produced in the USA)

    Camera's Agfa projectors

    Aids Inc., El Segundo, Cal., USA

    Aimes Engeneering Co. Inc., USA

    Aires Camera Int. Co. Ltd., Japan

    Airfix, Great Britain

    A.K.(A)?????

    Akeley Camera Inc., New York, USA

    Aladdin Cine Products/Pictures Development Co., Toledo, Ohio, USA

    (See Urban Spirograph)

    Aldis, Great Britain

    Alef, see Lehmann

    Allied Impex Corp. (distributor)

    Alma, see Banno Bunzaburõ Shõten

    Ambrosio & C., Turin, Italy

    AMC?

    American Camera Co., Hollywood, USA

    American Cinematograph & Film Co., New York, USA

    American Moving Picture Co., Washington, USA

    American Mutoscope and Biograph Co., New York, USA

    American Parlour Kinetoscope Co., Washington, USA

    (Made by Clawson Machine Co., Newar, N.Y.)

    American Pictograph Co., Boston and Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

    American Projection Co., Chicago, USA

    American Symmetroscope Co., USA

    E.H. Amet, Chicago, USA

    Amigo, Gustav, Germany

    Ampro Corp., USA

    See also Simplex-Ampro, Great Britain.

    Anchor Mfg.Co., USA

    Anglia, Great Britain

    Anschütz, Ottomar, Germany

    Ansco Co., USA (see also Agfa)

    Anthony & Co., E. & H.T., Chicago, USA

    Apparate- und Kamerawerk GmbH, Germany

    Appco (Associated Photo Products), NYC, USA

    R.J. Appleton & Co., Bradford

    Après la Pluie, France

    Arco Photo Industries Co. Ltd., Japan (1949 - 61)

    Argus Inc., USA (see also: Argus/Thames Cine Products below, Mansfield, and Liesegang for models bearing the name Argus)

    Argus/Thames Cine Products Ltd., London, UK

    Arma, Great Britain

    Armor see Sommor

    Arnet ?????????

    Arri / Arnold & Richter KG, Munich, Germany

    Arrow Works Photo News Sha, Japan

    Artop Specialties (USA)

    Art Reeves Motion Picture Equipment, Hollywood, USA

    Askania-Werke AG, Berlin-Friedenau, Germany

    (before: Centralwerkstatt-Dessau and Carl Bamberg-Friedenau, Berlin)

    Aspekta, Dresden, DDR

    Associated Photo Products, New York, USA. (See:APPCO)

    Astor projectors (see: Bingoscope)

    Astral, Japan (Distributed by B.Bennett & Sons, UK)

    Astro (-Gesellschaft Bielicke & Co.), Berlin-Neukölln, Germany

    Astro see Microtecnica

    Athena Mfg./ L-W Photo Inc.,van Nuys, CA / L-W Athena Simi Valley, Ca., USA

    Athena / John Pissanos, Athens, Greece

    Atlas Cine Works Ltd. Tokyo, Japan

    Aubert, Société des Établissements Louis , France. Fused with Continsouza into M.I.P. in 1928.
    • Aubert 1879 Buddha magic lantern
    • Lanterne Rainurée 1880 magic lantern ACR 0852

    Bach Auricon Inc., USA (later: Berndt-Bach, after 1946)

    Autocrat Sound Film Services, London, Great Britain

    • The Autocrat One 1952? sound film projector 16mm
    • Automax G A-D 1960? camera 35mm with 8 perf. Vistavision type movement
    • Automax G S 4 R (also model G 155) 1960 data camera 35mm ACR 0853

    Automax Ind., Sepulveda, USA / Robert Woltz Ass. Inc., Lugana Beach, Cal.,USA

    • Automax G1 1955? cameras 35mm
    • Automax G A-D 1960? camera 35mm with 8 perf. Vistavision type movement (GS-1 16 perf.)
    • Automax GS1 & 2 timelapse cameras 35mm
    • Automax G S 4 R (also model G 155) 1960 data camera 35mm ACR 0853

    A.V.E. (Audio Visual Enterprises) Corp., New York, USA

    Aves / Audio Visual Educational Systems Inc, Houston, USA

    • Aves 1685Z sound projector 16mm

    B

    Berndt-Bach Auricon Inc., USA (see (Bach-) Auricon above)

    Baird Motion Picture Machine Co., New York & Newark, N.J., USA

    Balkan?, Bulgaria

    • Balkan 1960 theatrical projector 35mm

    J.A.Ball, Hollywood, USA

    • Hollywood Technicolor 35mm camera 1928. For more info see: http://widescreenmuseum.com/oldcolor/ball.htm

    Ballantyne see Strong Wentzel, Simplex and Balantyne of Omaha Inc.

    Banno Bunzaburõ Shõten (aka Banno Shokai/Banno Boeki), Tokyo, Japan.

    They also sold Pathé equipment and produced films pre-WW2 (click for one of their films)(courtesy: Thilo Nagano)
    • Alma 9,5mm projector 1937 (Like Pathescope 200B possibly manufactured under license)
    • Alma B 16mm projector 1937

    Baptista Films C.O., Wheaton, Ill., USA

    • Miracle SVI 1950? sound projector 16mm(according to a nameplate on this projector it was manufactured by Baptista Films to show films that did not 'debase and degrade, but educate, enlighten and uplift'. This projector was designed and engineered by Maxwell Kerr and former Bell and Howell designer Stephen Platt. This machine uses a sprocket-type mechanism, instead of the usual claws. )

    Barigo Barometerfabrik, Schwenningen, Germany

    • Barigo 8 1960 projector regular 8mm
    • Romex 8 1960 projector regular 8mm (only 1500 were produced!)

    Barker Bros Inc. , Los Angeles, USA

    (Also sold under the name of Omnio Mfg. Co., see also Sixteen Frames 1992 vol.4,4 pgs. 9/10))

    Barnett & Jaffe, USA

    • B & J 1949? projector 8mm

    Baron, Auguste, Asnières, France

    • Projector 1897 35mm

    Baskon Corp., Santa Monica, CA / Mansfield Ind. Inc., USA

      . For bulbs look here
    • Baskon Automatic 500 (& 800) 1959 projector regular 8mm
    • Baskon Astronaut 1960 projector regular 8mm

    Bass Camera Co., Chicago, USA

    • Bass camera 35mm 1910 (details by Sam Dodge)
    • US Cinematograph Camera 1916 camera 35mm ACR 0298
    • Liberty camera WW1 Government surplus US Army Signal Corps 35mm camera 1918?
    • De Franne camera 1920? camera 35mm (Very similar to Barker Bros camera above). (There is also an Ertel De Franne camera)
    • Home De Franne 1920 camera 35mm sold at $ 97,50

    Bata AS, Czechoslovakia?

    Bauer Gmbh, Eugen/Bosch (Germany)

    Camera's Click here for their history
    • Bauer 8 1938-53 camera 1x8 ACR 0017
    • Bauer 88 1953-58 camera 8mm ACR 0018
    • Bauer 88 B 1954-60 camera 8mm ACR 0019
    • Bauer 88 C (Profi) 1954-60 camera 8mm ACR 0020
    • Bauer 88 D 1958-60 camera 8mm ACR 0021
    • Bauer 88 DS 1958 camera 8mm ACR 0299
    • Bauer 88 E 1955-59 camera 8mm ACR 0022
    • Bauer 88 ES 1958 camera 8mm ACR 0023
    • Bauer 88 F 1959 camera 8mm ACR 0024
    • Bauer 88 G 1959-62 camera 8mm ACR 0025
    • Bauer 88 H 1960-61 camera 8mm ACR 0026
    • Bauer 88 K Automatic 1962 camera(1.8 10/30mm) 2x8mm
    • Bauer 88 L 1961-62 camera 8mm ACR 0027
    • Bauer 88 R 1963 camera 8mm ACR 0028
    • Bauer 88 RS 1963-65 camera 8mm ACR 0029
    • Bauer Electric 1964-65 camera 8mm ACR 0030
    • Bauer Electric 5 1964-65 camera 8mm ACR 0031
    • Bauer C1/C2 camera super 8
    Bauer projectors

    Baumann, Germany

    • FP1 (Universal) 1954-56 projectors regular 8mm
    • Diplomat 1956 projector regular 8mm
    • Kurier 1956 projector regular 8mm

    Baxter & Wray and Butcher, W. and Sons, London, Great Britain

    • Projector 1897 35mm
    • Perfection Cinematograph 1898 35mm

    Beacon Projector Co., New York, N.J., USA

    Beard?

    • Cinematograph 35mm projector 1898 (mentioned in Hopwood's 'Living Pictures')>

    Beaulieu Cinéma, France. (click for images). Read also Martin Baumgarten: Beaulieu Super 8 cameras Beaulieu Images.com, ,Beaulieu Cinema (Wittner Kinotechnik)

    • Beaulieu C 16 (M 16) 1951-58 camera 16mm ACR 0300
    • Beaulieu 8 1951? projector regular 8mm
    • Beaulieu S 16 1951 camera 16mm 100'
    • Beaulieu T 16 (T) 1951 turret camera 16mm ACR 0032 (as C 16)
    • Beaulieu K1 1951? projector 8mm
    • Beaulieu C 9,5 - M 9,5 - S 9,5 - T 9,5 (twin lens turret) 1952-58 cameras 9,5mm ACR 0033
    • Beaulieu T 9,5 (T) 1951 camera 9,5mm ACR 0301
    • Beaulieu M 8 1953 camera 8mm ACR 0034
    • Beaulieu T 8 President (T, T Président) 1954-60 camera 8mm ACR 0302
    • Beaulieu M 8A, M 8B, 1958 cameras 8mm
    • Beaulieu R 16 Reflex 1958-62 camera 16mm ACR 0857 (Reflex Control 1962-65)
    • Beaulieu R 16 instructions
    • Beaulieu Automatic 1965 camera 8mm ACR 0856
    • Beaulieu MCR 8 Reflex Control (ELM) 1961 camera 8mm ACR 0035 (TCR 8 with 3-turret)
    • Beaulieu MAR 8 Automatic (G)1961-65 cameras 2x8mm
    • Beaulieu MCR 8 Reflex Control 1961-66 cameras 2x8mm
    • Beaulieu PA8 1964? projector regular 8mm
    • Beaulieu R 9,5 Reflex 1961 camera 9,5mm ACR 0858 (Reflex Control - RC 9,5 G 1963)
    • Beaulieu R (RC) 9,5 1962-65 Reflex Control camera 9,5mm
    • Beaulieu R 16 Automatic S, T 1965 cameras 16mm ACR 0859
    • Beaulieu R 16 G 1965 camera 16mm
    • Beaulieu R 16 Electronic 1965 camera 16mm
    • Beaulieu RC 16 Electrique 1965-1966 camera 16mm
    • Beaulieu R 16 Synch 1966-68 camera 16mm
    • Beaulieu R 16/60 (B, EL 1968-86 camera 16mm (Auto and Semi Auto versions)
    • Beaulieu 4008 S - 4008 ZM 1969-71 camera super 8
    • Beaulieu 4008 ZM II 1971-1976 camera super 8 (M3 1974, ZMIII 1977)
    • Beaulieu 4008 ZM4 1976-1979 camera super 8
    • Beaulieu 5008 1974 camera super 8 (5008 S and 3008 S Multispeed 1976-1980)
    • Beaulieu News 16 6016 1972 cameras 16mm
    • Beaulieu 1008 XL 1978-1981 sound camera super 8 (1008 SX 8, 1028 XL 1981-1983)
    • Beaulieu 708 (various models) 1978 projector super 8
    • Beaulieu 6008 (S, Pro Digital) 1979-1983 sound camera super 8 (Digital 1983-1985)
    • Beaulieu 7008 PRO, Pro 2 1986 camera super 8
    • Beaulieu 9008 camera super 8
    • Beaulieu 2016 Quarz (Mono, Multispeed) 1986 cameras 16mm

    Beckman & Whitley Inc., San Carlos, USA

    Bedts, D.W. de, France

    Bell & Howell Co., Chicago Ill., USA

    B & H cameras B & H projectors
    • Kinodrome 1907 projector 35mm
    • Filmo 57 1923-1931 16mm projector
    • Filmo 57 C - 1925 projector 16mm ACR 0445(click for image)
    • B & H. oil can 1925?
    • Filmophone 1930 16mm projector/gramophone connected by flexible shaft
    • Filmo 57 G 1929 projector 16mm
    • Filmo 57 J 1931 silent projector 16mm
    • Filmo 57 JL JJ ST 1933 16mm projectors (image of the JJ)
    • Filmo 57 U 16mm projector (this model was reported to me, but I cannot find anywhere reference to model U)
    • Filmosound 1933 sound-on-film 16mm projectors
    • Filmo 129 1934 16mm silent projector
    • Regent 122 A & B 1934 projectors regular 8mm (Image for 122B)
    • Filmo 129 & 130 1935 16mm silent projectors
    • Filmosound 120 1937 16mm projector (unblimped), 120 'Academy' and 'Master' (blimped)
    • Filmo Design 122 model L 1937? silent projector 16mm
    • Filmosound 130 1937 Auditorium 16mm projector (sound version of the silent 130)
    • Filmosound 'Filmoarc' 1937 16mm sound cinema projector
    • Filmosound 138 (Commercial) 1937 16mm projector
    • Picturemaster model 151A 1937? projector 8mm
    • Filmo Master (400)(122G) 1940? silent projector 16mm
    • Filmosound 'Utility' model G 156 1940 16mm sound projector (updated in 1942)
    • Filmosound 173 (time and motion study) 1940 projector 16mm
    • Filmosound 175 E, 179 1940 sound projectors 16mm
    • Filmosound 185 1940 sound projector 16mm
    • Filmo 'Diplomat' 1941 silent projector 16mm
    • B & H type AQ 2-5, D (4), and H 1943 (US Navy) sound projectors 16mm (See here)
    • B & H Silent Type D-IC A.F. DWG NO. 47A 9198 (US Air Force) 1943? projector 16mm
    • B & H / Gaumont 1948 601 16mm optical sound projector with speaker in case
    • Gaumont-British/B & H 613(H), 614 dB1950 16mm silent projector
    • Gaumont-British/B & H 621 - 636 1950 16mm sound projector
    • Film-o-sound 285 & 385 1950 optical sound projectors 16mm
    • Film-o-sound 545 c1952 optical sound projector 16mm
    • Filmosound 623 1952 16mm projector
    • Filmo 122 1952? Regent projector 8mm 500 W.(122LR Regent de Luxe)
    • Filmosound 185C 1953? projector 16mm
    • Filmosound 202 , 221 1954 16mm magnetic recording sound projector
    • Gaumont British/B&H 626 16mm optical sound projector
    • Filmo 248 Bay, 245 Auto Load, automatic threading 1955 projectors regular 8mm
    • Filmo 253 (Monterey) AR, B 1955 projectors regular 8mm ACR 0866 (also 245A, 253A, 253 AX, 253 R, 254R)
    • Gaumont-British/B & H 630 1955 sound projector
    • 253 Monterey 1957 projector regular 8mm (also 253 AX and 253/4 R models)
    • 256 (AB) & 266A Autoload 1957 projectors regular 8mm
    • 273 Statesman, (Design 273A) 1957 16mm silent projector 750 Watt
    • 245 BA 1957 projector regular 8mm
    • 266 projector manual
    • 266 Y (also A) Autoload Projector 1957? projector regular 8mm ACR 0715
    • 285 1957 optical sound projector 16mm
    • Filmosound 302 1957? opt/magn (recording-) sound projector 16mm
    • Filmosound Autoload 2575, 2580, 2590, 2592 1955? sound projectors 16mm
    • 353, 356, 357B, 363, 370 Autoload 1957? projectors regular 8mm
    • Filmosound 385 1955? sound projector 16mm
    • Filmosound 399 Specialist 1955? sound projector 16mm
    • Filmosound Specialist 540/542 1955? sound projectors 16mm
    • 552(Autoload) & 566(Arc) Specialist 1955 sound projectors 16mm
    • Gaumont British/B&H 601 606, 613H, 614 DB, 622, 625, 626, 630, 631, 631 P 636 1955-58 optical sound projectors 16mm
    • B & H 613 projector manual
    • Filmosound 640, 640 C (speaker in proj. case) and 640S (separate speaker) 1957 16mm projectors
    • Rank/B & H 635 Moviemaster 1957 projector regular 8mm
    • Filmosound 641/43 1957 sound projectors 16mm
    • Filmosound Specialist Autoload 1552 1957? sound projector 16mm
    • Filmosound High Intensity 1568A 1957? sound projector 16mm
    • Filmosound 1520, 1545 195? sound projectors 16mm
    • Filmosound 1574 C, 1575C, 1579, 1585C 1957? sound projectors 16mm
    • B & H Autoload Focus 1585 (C)1959? optical sound projector 16mm
    • Filmosound 1590, 1592 C 1959? optical sound projectors 16mm
    • Filmosound 1680,1692,1695, 1698, 1959 sound projectors 16mm
    • Filmosound 1698 B (TQ2) sound projector 16mm
    • Filmosound 1817 1959? sound projector 16mm
    • Bell & Howell Lumina I (645), II (465) Autoload 1960 projectors regular 8mm (test ACW Dec '60)
    • Bell & Howell Director Series Dual Lectril 465 1962? projector regular 8mm
    • Moviemaster 635 projector regular 8mm (test ACW Aug/Sept '59)
    • AQ-2(4) and AQ-3(5) 1963 US Navy sound projectors 16mm
    • B & H 256, 266, 324, 346, 383 1964 projectors regular 8mm
    • Filmosound 2575, 2580, 2582, 2585, 2592, 2675, 2678, 2698 Autoload 1967? sound projectors 16mm
    • Filmo Autoload 459A cassette projector S8 1970?
    • Filmosound 488 Z 1970? sound projector (made in Austria) S8
    • Filmosound 1693 TQ3 opt/magn. projector 1970(?) 16mm
    • Filmosound 3585 1987 opt/magn sound projector 16mm (Manufactured by Eiki)

    Bell & Ko-on, Tokyo, Japan

    • Bellscope S-500 1959? projector 1.4/17mm Bell lens regular 8mm
    • Bellscope R-50 1960? projector regular 8mm
    • Bellscope L-60 1960? projector regular 8mm
    • Mitica 8S 1960? projector regular 8mm (Courtesy Thomas Winter)
    • Mitica LV 1961 projector with Synchrovox tape synchroniser regular 8mm
    • Synchro Pet 1961? projector regular 8mm
    • Magnon 800 ZRS 1963? projector regular 8mm

    Bell Manufacturing Co., Des Plaines, Ill.USA

    • Bell 10 - PH 693 camera 16mm 1936 ACR 0573

    Belomo, Optical-Mechanical Association, Belarus, Russia

    Benson-Lehner, USA

    • HS16-C-4 Hi-speed military camera 1950? 16mm

    E.M.Berndt Corp, Los Angeles, USA (see: Auricon/Bach-Auricon)

    • Berndt sound-on-film recorder model d 1939 16mm

    Berndt-Bach Inc., Los Angeles, USA (see: Auricon/Bach-Auricon). Berndt-Maurer Corp., see Maurer J.A. Inc.

    Berndt-Maurer Corp, New York, USA

    (see: Maurer, J.A.)
    • Berndt sound-on-film recorder model d 1939 16mm

    Beseler, Charles, Co., East Orange, USA

    Bettini (Gianni & ? ) Brothers, Germany

    Bing, Gebr.Bing-Werke, Nürnberg, Germany

    See also: Optica
    • Bing logo
    • Laterna Magica Reform 1902 magic lantern ACR 0490
    • Zootrope - 1902 ACR 0867
    • Laterna Magica Reform 1902 magic lantern ACR 0491
    • Laterna Magica Preciosa - 1902 magic lantern ACR 0492
    • Laterna Magica Eden - 1902 magic lantern ACR 0493
    • Kinematograph + LM 1910 magic lantern/projector ACR 0763
    • Laterna Magica Scio - 1912 magic lantern ACR 0494
    • Laterna magica - 1912 magic lantern ACR 0495
    • Kinematograph + LM 1912 magic lantern/slide projector ACR 0496
    • Megascop - Projectoscop - 1912 ACR 0868
    • Megascop - Projectoscop - 1913 ACR 0499
    • Kinematograph + LM - 1915 magic lantern/projector ACR 0498
    • Rollfilmprojektor + LM 1915 (filmstrips) ACR 0764
    • Kinematograph 1917 projector 28mm
    • Kinematograph + IM 1919 magic lantern/projector ACR 0500
    • Kinematograph 1920? projector 35mm
    • Schmalfilmprojektor 1933? battery operated projector 16mm ACR 0765

    Bingoscope, Great Britain (Various distributors and names in the UK: Bing British, Hunter, Indcol, L. Rees, Construments Ltd., Soho Ltd.? and others)

    (See also Grahame Newnham listings

    Biofix, London, Great Britain

    (Biofix is also a term used to describe the principle of flip books. More of its history here.

    Bioscope, see Warwick

    Blanchard & Jourjon, France

    • Urfée T 84 DeLuxe (Servocinor) 1958-61 camera 8mm ACR 0869. Also Standard and Luxe models.
    • Urfée T Zoom 1958-61 camera 8mm

    Blaupunkt-Werke, West-Germany

    Blay, Etabl. Le, Varenne, France

    Bol SA. - Jacques Bogopolsky, Switzerland

    Bolex - Paillard S.A., St. Croix, Switzerland

    Click for further info here and Bolex.UK, as well as Boll S.A. above. Bolex was sold in 1970 to Eumig. Bolex interests are now being represented by Bolex International S.A. , Switzerland.

    Paillard Bolex 9,5/16mm cameras Paillard Bolex 8mm cameras Paillard Bolex projectors

    Bolsey/ Finetta, Goslar, Germany, after 1956 Bolsey-Delmonico Corp. of America, New York, USA

    Bonne Presse, Maison de la, France (Distributor for Guilbert, Pathé and others)

    Borel, Victor

    Bourdereau, A., Paris, France

    Bradley, Milton, USA

    Bral, Mailand, Italy

    Braun Camerawerk, Carl, Germany

    Brenkert Light Projection Co., Detroit, USA

    Briskin Mfg.Co., Santa Monica, Ca, USA. (Son of Briskin, founder of Revere)

    British Mutoscope & Biograph Co. Ltd., London, Great Britain

    British Thompson Houston Co.Ltd. (BTH),UK

    Brockliss, USA. See Enterprise Optical Mfg. Co.

    Brittain, H.L., Co., USA

    Brown, Theodore, Great Britain

    Brumberger, New York, USA

    Brunette

    Buderus, Hannover, Germany

    Buisse & Bottazzi, Lyon, France

    Bull, Lucien, Germany. Later: Boulogne sur Seine, France

    Bünzli, René & Pierre-Victor Continsouza, France

    See below and : Manufacture française d'appareils de Précision, Paris

    Burke & James Inc., Chicago, USA

    Burville, Great Britain

    Burwood Projectors/ Arthur Brock Jr. Tool & Mfg. Works, Philadelphia, USA

    Bush, Camera Corp., Chicago, USA

    Busch Film & Equipment Co., Saginaw, Michigan, USA

    (Houghton) Butcher & Sons, W., London, UK.

    Distributor: Ensign, and: Williamson Kinematograph Co., London.

    C

    Cadet?, USA

    Calvin Co.,Kansas City, Missouri, USA

    Cameca. Paris. France

    Camera Corporation of America, Chicago, USA

    Cameraflex Corp., New York, USA

    Camera Productions Ltd., see Peerless

    Camera Projector Ltd., London, UK

    Cameraflex Corp, New York, USA

    Cameron Picture Machine Co., Brooklyn, New York, USA

    Camex, see Ercsam

    Campbell Co., A.S., East Boston, USA.

    Campro Ltd./Home Cine Cameras Ltd., London, UK

    Cannevel, Edouard, France

    Cannock, F., New York, USA

    • Cinematograph 35mm projector (oil bath Geneva movement) 1903
    • Edengraph 35mm projector 1908

    Canon Inc., Tokyo, Japan

    Capitol Machine Co. Inc., New York, USA

    Capitol/News Reel Laboratory, Philadelphia, USA

    • Capitol 1930 continuous loop projector 16mm in case

    Capitol Projector Corp. New York, USA

    Capta-Movi ? , Spain

    Carette & Co., Georg, Nürnberg, Germany

    (although Carette had the French nationality)
    • Laterna Magina 1890 (courtesy Auction Team, Köln)
    • Laterna magica - (H 25) 1895 magic lantern ACR 0520
    • Laterna Magica (DB = 4) 1895 magic lantern ACR 0501
    • Kinematograph with horizontal film movement 1900?
    • Laterna Magica (DB = 5) 1905 magic lantern ACR 0897
    • Zootrope - 1905 ACR 0821
    • Zootrope - 1905 ACR 0898
    • Zootrope - 1905 ACR 0548
    • Kinematograph + LM - 1905 magic lantern/projector 35mm ACR 0768
    • Laterna Magica - (DB = 5) 1911 magic lantern ACR 0769
    • Cinematograph 1912? 35mm

    Carpenter & Richardson, Wembley, Great Britain

    Carpentier, Jules,

    Celfix see Hunter

    Cello projector (see Campbell)


    Centauro, Sao Paulo, Brasil


    Brasilian manufacturer of prof. cinema projectors

    Central Kohki Co.Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

    • Tica-8 Projector R8mm 1964?

    Centrex, India?


    Centrex cinema projectors, copies of Simplex projectors (who knows more about them?)

    Century Projector Corp., USA.

    (see also Kaplan)

    CFEC/St.George Cine Equipment Co.

    • CFEC 103 1970? portable sound projector 35mm

    Charlin, France

    Chevillard & Coulon, France (1913-1920 In 1920 bought by J. Demaria)

    Chicago Projecting Co., Chicago, USA

    Supplied round 1900 projection outfits. Not sure if manufactured by themselves or solely distributors.

    Chinese movie equipment manufacturers.

    Chinon International Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

    • Chinon 727 196? projector regular 8mm
    • Chinon Concord 7 B 1963 camera 1.8/8-32mm 2x8mm
    • Chinon Zoom 8 1963 camera 1.8/9,5-30mm 2x8mm
    • Chinon Power Master Zoom 8 1963 1.8/8-32mm 2x8mm
    • Chinon Facel 2 1963 camera 1.8/9,5 - 19mm 2x8mm ACR 0899
    • Chinon Concord B 1965 camera 1.8/8-32mm 2x8mm
    • Chinon 2000 propjector 2x8mm

    Christen, Marcel, Vinneuf, France

    • Christen 8mm 1950-53 camera Bertiot 2.5/12,5mm 8mm
    • Super Christen B3 (VM) 1953-61 camera
    • Christen (Mono) 54 (also Photo Hall, or Standard) 1954 camera 8mm ACR 0332
    • Super Christen 56 1956 camera Berthiot 2.5/12,5mm 2x8mm
    • Super Christen 8 (also Photo Hall) 1953 camera 8mm ACR 0333 (later renamed as Super 4V and Super VM)
    • Christen 56 1960 camera Berthiot 2.5/12,5mm
    • Christen Reflex DB 1 1960-62 camera 8mm ACR 0080
    • Christen Reflex DB 2 1960-62 camera 8mm ACR 0081
    • Christen Reflex 8 1961-62 camera Berthiot Pan Cinor 40 2x8mm
    • Super Christen SB3 1965 camera Berthiot Cinor 3.5/35mm

    Christie, Cypress, CA, USA (and Canada)

    See Film Tech site under Manuals for their cinema projectors

    Chronik Brothers Mfg., New York, USA

    Cima/Zimmermann, G. (Germany)

    Cinagraph/ Baker & McGarth, USA

    • Cinegraphoscope 1898? projector 35mm (made by Charles Webster, later called Cinagraph)

    Cinak, France

    (see Cinématheque Francais)
    • Cinak 1934 projector for 9,5mm Pathé cassettes

    Cine Accessories Co., Brighton, UK

    • New de Luxe Cine-Vue regular 8mm loop handheld plastic toy viewer 1955?

    Cinebloc/Sté. Gallus/Pierre Dupont Rougier, Courbevoie, France

    (For further details see Eric Lange's page.

    Cineflex

    (see Cameraflex)

    Cinefon, Milano (Mailand), Italy

    CineGel, Le Mans and Paris, France

    Cinegel cameras
    • Cinegel La Reinette 9,5 1950-55 camera Roussel Kinor 2.5/20mm 9,5mm
    • Cinegel Reinette 8 1950-54 camera 2x8mm
    • CineGel Reinette 9,5 1952 camera 9,5 mm ACR 0083
    • Cinegel Reinette 10 1952 camera 2x8mm
    • Cinegel Reinette N8 1952 camera 2x8mm
    • CineGel Reinette HL 9,5 1955-62 camera 9,5mm ACR 0084
    • CineGel HL 9,5 1954 camera 9,5mm ACR 0594
    • CineGel Reinette Super HL 9,5 1955-62 camera 9,5mm ACR 0335
    • CineGel (Reinette) (Super)HL 8 1954-58 camera 8mm ACR 0082
    • CineGel Super HL 9,5 1954 camera variable speeds 9,5mm ACR 0336
    • Cinegel Super HL 16 1955 camera variable speeds 16mm
    • CineGel Reinette HL 16 1955-58 camera 16mm ACR 0337
    • Cinegel Comète 1962-64 camera 2x8mm
    • Cinegel Comète 8 Automatic 1963-65 camera Berthiot 1.8/10mm 2x8mm
    • Cinegel Comète Automatic (zoom) 1963 camera Berthiot 1.9/9-36mm
    • Cinegel Gelzoomatic 8 1964-65 camera 8mm
    Cinegel projectors

    Cine Graf ????, Argentine

    Cinekon / Ogino & Co. Ltd., Japan (or Bell Ko-On Co.?)

    Cinelabor S.A., Florence, Italy

    Cineland, Japan

    Cinelin

    Cinema Francia / Société de Propagation des Inventions Nouvelles, Paris, France

    Cinema Genry, France

    Cinema-Halles Ltd., London, Great Britain

    Cinema Solus, France

    Cinemaker Company, Nottingham, Great Britain

    See also Bingoscope above.

    Cineman Inc./ Toyo Kohki Corp. Japan.

    Cinéma Plaques, Ste. des, France

    Cinema Products Corp., Los Angeles, USA

    (A range of cameras of Auricon ancestry)

    Cinematic Universal Camera Corp., New York, USA

    Cinematograph Co., Chicago, USA

    Cinematographe, France

    Cinemax Co.Ltd.(Uriu Seiki Co. Ltd.), Tokyo Japan

    Cinemec, Florence, Italy

    Cinemeccanica, Milano, Italy (Officine Bossi)

    (Also distributed by Rank/Gaumont-Kalee, Great Britain)

    Cine Micro / Salvador Mestres / Novedades Poch (distributor), Barcelona, Spain

    Cinephon Co., Prague, Czecho-Slovakia

    Cine Products Supply Co.

    (See here)

    Ciné RAI / Payà Hermanos, S.A.", Ibi (Valencià), Spain

    • Ciné RAI animated paper film(large sized) toy projector 1933
    • Second model same as above with sound
    • Third model with 17,5mm filmstrip and electric light

    Cinerama, New York, USA

    Cineric, Paris, France (formerly Ericsson, Paris)

    Cine Skob (Josep Escobar), Barcelona, Spain

    Cinescope/Cinema Traders, London, Great Britain

    Cinescope, France

    Cinetasca, Italy

    Cinetechnic, Greenford, Great Britain

    (Distributor of Debrie projectors in the UK) (A NAME="elew">

    Cinetechnical Works, Lodz, Poland

    Cinetechnique, Paris, France

    . (Ran by former Pathé engineer Rene Llorens)

    Cinetecnica, Milano, Italy

    Cinette/Auto-Vision, France

    Cinevox, Australia, see Precision Engineering (click)

    Cinex/Bourdereau, Etabl., André Alphonse, Paris, France

    Cinklox Camera Co./Cincinetti Clock & Instrument Co, Cincinetti, Ohio, USA

    Cinoscope, Syndicat Industries du., Italy

    Cine Cirse, Torino, Italy (see also Microtecnica

    Citoscope / Breviaire & Cie., France (M.Laval)

    City Sale & Exchange, London, Great Britain

    . (Used the trade name Salex.)

    Clapham, A.J./ Coughlin, James, & Co., New York, USA

    Claston?, Japan?

    Clément & Gilmer, France

    Clermont, Maison / L. Huet & Cie., Paris, France

    Cleveland Detroit Camera Co., USA

    Colmor ?, USA

    Colorco, San Francisco, USA

    J.B.Colt & Co., New York, USA

    Comisco, USA

    Compact, Italy

    (distributed by David Williams in UK)

    Compact Camera Co., Chicago, USA

    Compact 35mm camera 1902?

    Compagnia Construttori Cinematografici, Milano, Italy

    • Proiettore sonore 16mm 1949?

    Compendica, Switzerland

    (See
    Cincinetti Clock etc.)

    Construments, see Bingoscope

    Consul ?, Japan.

    Distributed by J.J.Silber Ltd. in UK.

    Continsouza, Pierre-Victor, Paris, France (died in 1944)

    (Manufacturer for many distributors notably Pathé. Fused with Société des Établissements Louis Aubert into M.I.P. in 1928.

    Copal Co. Ltd. , Japan

    . See Sekonic

    Copycat, Italy

    Coronet Camera Co., Birmingham, UK

    Cosmograph, see Muggard Bradley

    Cosuta, Japan

    Coughlin, James, Co., New York

    Courvoisier, Paris, France

    Coxsackie Holding Corp. , Coxsackie, N.Y., USA

    C.R.A., France

    (tentative inclusion)

    Cragstan, Japan

    Crass, Richard, Berlin, Germany

    Cross, Paris, France

    Crouzet, Valence, France

    Crown Optical Co. Ltd., Japan

    Croydon/PMC Products, Hong Kong

    Cummings, A.B., Attleboro, Mass., USA.

    Cummings & Wilson, Sydney, Australia

    Cumo ?, Spain

    Cunningham, USA


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