Wilart, 35mm Cinema Camera, One Off Factory Prototype, Circa 1919. As Sculpture

Wilart, 35mm Cinema Camera, One Off Factory Prototype, Circa 1919. As Sculpture

$250,000.00

Wilart, 35mm Cinema Camera, One Off Factory Prototype, Circa 1919. As Sculpture

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Submitted for your approval, a one of a kind Wilart Circa 1919, 35mm hand crank motion picture camera.

Wilart motion picture cameras were made in New Rochelle New York, USA and were a leading professional 35mm motion picture camera brand in the early century.

Their professional cameras were single lens port units and Circa 1919 the factory created a prototype for a future multi lens turret model, seen in this rare example. This camera has very sophisticated features for the early 20th century and the ‘one off’ prototype, multi lens turret, that never got built, is an artifact that no one else can ever have.

The condition is pristine with perfect leathers (has been recovered in correct finish leather back some 25 years ago), original correct lens and original gauges / dials, original correct hand crank and two complete original 400 foot film magazine chambers. The camera cranks smoothly and is a spectacular display piece representing a camera brand that worked extensively in the early movie industry.

While many movie cameras are rare, this is the only one we have found of this model and it is a one of a kind example.The rarest you can find.The only non original parts on this camera are the leather covers correctly re done. Everything else is original to Circa 1919.

Museums please take note.

The period tripod shown is included with this item, and we have a superior collection of other correct tripod and head examples available. Please inquire if you desire a different correct period tripod upon which to display this fine artifact.

~Like artifacts of an ancient civilization –
these rare legends
of early Motion Picture and related
production equipment technology –
have a secure and appreciating
place in history.~

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