Fox News original 35mm hand-cranked Le Parvo motion picture camera.

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Fox News original 35mm hand-cranked Le Parvo motion picture camera.

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Auction Date:2017 Oct 07 @ 11:00 (UTC-8 : PST)
Location:26901 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, California, 91301, United States
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479. Fox News original 35mm hand-cranked Le Parvo motion picture camera (ca. 1909) Used by one of William Fox's early newsreel cameramen starting in 1919. This 35mm hand-cranked camera would have already had a 10-year career in the dawn of moviemaking before going on to capture countless significant news events of the silent film era. It is very rare to find a complete silent era camera/tripod package like this, and rarer still to find one with an original "FOX NEWS - MIGHTIEST OF ALL" badge affixed to the camera and case (tying the equipment to a specific use). Being serial #1229 shows it to be an early production camera and, most likely, the 12th camera made in February, 1909. This 108 year old camera is fully functional and can still be used to shoot film today-a true testament to its build quality as well as the care it has received for over a century. Made by Joseph Debrie in France, this 35mm hand-cranked Le Parvo model camera is constructed of mahogany, brass and machined aluminum. The camera was built to the strictest standards and tightest tolerances of its time. Truly a precision work of art, it was the preferred camera for the first film studios as well as the first working news cameramen that could afford its high price tag. This cameraman's shooting package is complete. It comes with original E Krauss Paris Tessar 1.3,5 F50mm Lens Serial #117498, two original aluminum 300' film magazines, original hand-crank, bone leather carry handle and original carry case with Fox News logo affixed. The case is in poor but displayable condition. Newer foam-fitted modern cases are included for safe transport. Also included is a matching era vintage pan/tilt camera geared head with original crank handles, wooden tripod and wooden tripod spreader. The condition of the camera, head and tripod is excellent for their age. The camera was fully serviced by 30-year veteran vintage camera technician, Paul Scaglione. All components function including footage counter, film speed tachometer, iris control, focus control, view finders, geared head and tripod. $9,000 - $12,000