16mm Camera for sale on eBay:
rollei 16 compact film camera 16mm film
Rollei 16 Compact Film Camera 16mm Film
genuine rollei 16s miniature 16mm film
Genuine Rollei 16s Miniature 16mm Film
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Bolex Sbm 16mm Camera 16 100mm Switar Zoom
top 16mm subminiature camera
Top 16mm Subminiature Camera
arriflex 16mm bl camera angenieux lens
Arriflex 16mm Bl Camera Angenieux Lens
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Brand New Sony Sel16f28 16mm F2 8 Wide
bell howell 16mm howell 240 movie camera
Bell Howell 16mm Howell 240 Movie Camera
1950s paillard bolex 16mm h16m movie
1950s Paillard Bolex 16mm H16m Movie
paillard bolex h 16 reflex 16mm camera
Paillard Bolex H 16 Reflex 16mm Camera
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Olympus Om 1 Camera Zuiko 50mm F1 4
canon scoopic 16m 16mm film movie camera
Canon Scoopic 16m 16mm Film Movie Camera
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Ansco Risdon 16mm Movie Camera
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Arriflex 16sr Ii Studio 16mm Camera Zeiss
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Steky Model Iii 16mm Subminiature Camera
bell howell filmo camera 70 model da 16mm
Bell Howell Filmo Camera 70 Model Da 16mm
kmz krasnogorsk 3 16mm cine camera
Kmz Krasnogorsk 3 16mm Cine Camera
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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.