Bell & Howell

aReasontoHope 4:20pm, 29 June 2008
I bought this Bell & Howell 252 8mm Video Camera yesterday at a garage sale for $5.


I was wondering if anyone had ever used one... not to make anyone feel old, but it's not from my time. I'd like to see if I could find cassettes for it, but I don't know if that's possible. And then if I did get it to work, I'd have to find a projector somewhere ^-^

Nonetheless I'm glad I found it..... not to mention it's fucking cute as hell.
N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
That is frickin sweet. Check:

I really want to get some sort of Super 8 sometime. Can you bring that to the next meeting?
NorthernMinnesotaPhoto 10 years ago
The hand crank and the color of the metal tell me early to mid 1960's for manufacture. Good luck on the film, check B&H photo out o NYC, they seem to to have a source of supply for everything else.
Barrett 10 years ago
FYI: I think this takes standard 8mm film, not Super 8 cassettes. I'm not positive, but that's what my instinct tells me.
aReasontoHope 10 years ago
Yeah Barrett you're right. The lady that sold it to me just threw me off by saying cassettes.
Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
This isn't my photo, but I've got a one of these sitting on tip of my aquarium:

aReasontoHope 10 years ago
Ooh. Fancy Shmancy.
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