16mm Camera for sale on eBay:
cinelarger 16mm bakelite camera
Cinelarger 16mm Bakelite Camera
$33.99
tone 16mm subminiature camera
Tone 16mm Subminiature Camera
$299.00
steky model iii 16mm subminiature camera
Steky Model Iii 16mm Subminiature Camera
$199.00
minolta weathermatic a type 110 16mm
Minolta Weathermatic A Type 110 16mm
$18.78
minolta weathermatic a type 110 16mm
Minolta Weathermatic A Type 110 16mm
$20.00
rare gami 16mm mini spy miniature camera
Rare Gami 16mm Mini Spy Miniature Camera
$764.99
bell howell 16mm howell 240 movie camera
Bell Howell 16mm Howell 240 Movie Camera
$93.49
paillard bolex 16mm camera lenses case
Paillard Bolex 16mm Camera Lenses Case
$425.00
paillard bolex 16mm camera lenses case
Paillard Bolex 16mm Camera Lenses Case
$425.00
mamiya super 16 16mm film camera rare 1951
Mamiya Super 16 16mm Film Camera Rare 1951
$111.41
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Kodak brought 16mm film on the market in 1923, 9 years before 8mm was introduced. It was an inexpensive alternative for amateurs to the conventional 35mm celluloid format.

Home movies

The professional industry called it 'sub-standard' during the 1920s. Because Kodak was initially focussing on the amateur market, they hired Willard Beech Cook who had the 28mm Pathescope of America Company and asked him to create a 16mm Kodascope Library.

So one could not only make their own amateur home movies, but also buy or rent films from the library, which became one of the important selling aspects of the 16mm. format. As a film base, Kodak used safety film (acetate) so no nitrate film has ever been used.

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