Walt Disney Movie Camera Light – Kodak 8mm Turret f/1.9

$250.00

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Interesting accent light made from a vintage Kodak Brownie 8mm movie camera. The famed Walt Disneyland theme park opened on July 17, 1955. Kodak became a sponsor and featured their new 8mm cameras to families heading to Disneyland. See below for detailed story.

  • Measurements: 17″ tall, 3″wide, 7″ 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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Description

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

The happiest place on earth! Disneyland in Anaheim California was a big deal. There had never been such a large and comprehensive theme park and it featured many of the beloved Disney characters and attractions.

One version of the origin story is Walt Disney received many letters from fans of the Disney movies. Walt felt a functioning movie studio wouldn’t be interesting to most people. What if the movies and characters were brought to life? Now that would be something!

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Camera Description

This three-lens model was one of the most expensive and sophisticated of the Kodak Brownie Movie Cameras of that era. It sold for about $80. The three-lens version is known as the Turret f/1.9. It offered everything a one needed. It included three lenses, all affixed to the camera, that could be switched quickly with one hand, and then back again. The three lenses were color coded to match the three viewing areas on the fold-up viewfinder system.

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