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Marty Hamrick

"High def camcorder of 1923"

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Here is a Cine Kodak 16mm on ebay in perfect condition (or so the ad claims anyway).I understand it cost 450 USD back in it's day (ca.1923),along with the Kodascope projector.I guess you could say it was the high def prosumer camcorder and plasma monitor of it's day and being that it cost the same as a Model T Ford automobile at the time.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=250118743441

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Here is a Cine Kodak 16mm on ebay in perfect condition (or so the ad claims anyway).I understand it cost 450 USD back in it's day (ca.1923),along with the Kodascope projector.I guess you could say it was the high def prosumer camcorder and plasma monitor of it's day and being that it cost the same as a Model T Ford automobile at the time.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=250118743441

 

 

I'm told this is a dead link,apparently the seller took it down for whatever reason,here is an article and picture of the Model A.

 

http://www.vintagephoto.tv/cinekodak.shtml

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Well,being that it cost the same as a car at the time,it was a toy for the very rich.I doubt very seriously if any of my ancestors had one.I would love to see some home movies shot on one of these things.Life was good then for those who could afford a CK model "A".It was before the Depression,WW I was a memory and the country was experiencing prosperity,albeit a short lived one.

 

What was the subject matter that people filmed then?Wonder how many ventured into low budget independent silent film making.I understand the stock used was safety (not nitrate)so I'm sure there's some model A footage around some places.You could really get a good glimpse of what daily life was like then from someone's home movies.

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