Bell & Howell Incorporated

Filmo 75 camera, 1928

Today in 1907, Bell & Howell was founded by movie projectionist Daniel H. Bell and Albert S. Howell in Chicago, Illinois, as a manufacturer of motion picture cameras and projectors. Starting in 1923, Bell & Howell developed and sold the Filmo camera series, continued for more than half a century, based on its 1917 prototype for a 17.5mm camera intended for amateur use.

Robert Capa filming the Spanish civil war by Filmo, May 1937

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