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Bolex Paillard H16 Reflex 16mm Film Movie
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Eclair Npr 16mm Movie Camera
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Sony Sel16f28 16mm F 2 8 Wide Angle E
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Cinklox 16 Mm Movie Camera Model3 S
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Minolta 16 Ps Subminiature 16mm Camera
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Minolta 16 Model P Miniature 16mm Camera
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Minolta 16 Model P 16mm Mini Camera Case
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Victor 16mm Cine Camera Model 5 Dallmeyer
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Steky Model Iii 16mm Subminiature Camera
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Tone 16mm Subminiature Camera
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Minolta 16 Model P 16mm Subminiature
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Minolta 16 Model P 16mm Subminiature
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Top 16mm Subminiature Camera
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Photec Iv 16mm High Speed Camera Case
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Arrow 16mm Subminiature Camera Hit Type
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Steky Camera 16mm Film In Nickel Finish
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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.