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Revere Model 88- Samuel Briskin man of the factory floor


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Interesting accent light made from a vintage small pocket 8mm movie camera made by Revere Camera company of Chicago IL. It was designed by the industrial founder Samuel Briskin, who previously designed and built car parts. See below for detailed story.

  • Measurements: 16.5″ tall, 2.25″wide, 4″ deep
  • Rosie red badge
  • Certificate of authenticity that includes the story behind the camera
  • Includes brand new quality chrome mini-tripod and incandescent Edison light bulb
  • All parts are UL component listed (c UR us) for United States and Canada
  • Proudly made in Chautauqua, NY USA

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This accent/ desk light is made with the finest new lighting components available. This includes:

  • Eight (8) foot long vintage inspired fabric cord with 2-prong plug
  • Fully functional in-line dimmer switch good for up to 120 volts
  • Heavy duty metal and chrome E26 socket (standard light bulb socket)
  • Brand new warm comforting incandescent Edison light bulb hand-spun from the PL&T company in Garland, TX. It is 40 watts with unique filament pattern. Light bulb rated for 3,000 hours. Click here to purchase replacement bulbs.
  • Maximum 100 watts

We start with the vintage camera we procure through various camera and antiques dealers nationwide. It has been sitting in an attic or basement for 50+ years and is non-functioning. We lovingly visually restore it with the following:

  • Removal of nicotine, mold, mildew with various solvents
  • Dissemble and clean the lenses and optics
  • Metal polishing using various cleaners and polishing agents
  • Leather cleaning, repair and conditioning
  • Please note: Each light is a little different and will not match the pictures exactly. The camera while clean and complete will have 50 to 80 years of wear and patina that gives it awesome character! Think of all the memories the thing captured. Contact us with questions.

Story Summary

Samuel loved factories and manufacturing and was often found on the line checking things out. Samuel engineered his cameras for the user. They were dependable, had unique features such as slow motion, and was built to last. His design esthetic was industrial because of his automobile experience. This gave the early Revere cameras a distinctive look from the competition.

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Camera Description

The Revere Model 88 was one of the company’s first products and it was a hit. It was budget priced, small enough to fit in your pocket and had standard features the competition didn’t offer. It had a distinctive industrial design.

“The Revere takes the clearest and steadiest home movies you have ever seen. Its advanced design (pocket size), its exclusive automatic film-threading sprocket, five speeds (including slow motion), precision construction, and many other proven features make Revere the outstanding value of 8mm movie cameras.” – Publicity for the Revere Model 88 camera, 1941


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