Modern Commissary is always on the lookout for heirlooms, both in the form of traditionally treasured objects and unusual pieces that inspire second looks. This new collection features a hodgepodge of mid-century selections, including glassware, chevron knit blankets, acupuncture anatomical charts, typewriters, cameras for vintage-loving shutterbugs, and more. Whether functional or purely meant for display purposes, each vintage object was chosen for its ability to attract and intrigue.
Includes one 8mm motion picture camera in a leather case marked with the monogram M.E.H. Produced in 1940, this camera has a Wollensak Cine Raptor 13mm, f/1.9 lens, and quite a few aperture adjustments, charts, and dials. The camera is wound with a key to load a spring, and operated with a simple button. The camera used double film, which meant that the 25-foot roll was exposed during filming, turned over, and then run through again. The film was then slit in half at the processor, who spliced it to a 50-foot length after processing. There are still companies making film for this type of camera today, although it is rare. This vintage product is in fair, “as found” condition. Leather case shows wear. Camera untested.