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paillard bolex h16 reflex 16mm movie
Paillard Bolex H16 Reflex 16mm Movie
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Revere 16mm Movie Camera Model 38
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Bolex H16 Rex 5 16mm Reflex Movie Camera
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Victor 16mm Cine Camera Model 4 Case
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Auricon Ssb Ct 16mm Sound On Film Camera
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Minolta 16 Ps Subminiature 16mm Camera
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Eumig C16 16mm Film Movie Cine Camera Two
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Arriflex 16mm Cine Camera Model 16s Extras
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Revere 16 Magazine 16mm Turret Camera Case
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Cinklox 16 Mm Movie Camera Model3 S
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Bell Howell Filmo 70dl 16mm Movie Film
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Siemens 16mm Movie Camera Schneider 20mm
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Kodak K100 Cine Kodak 16mm Movie Camera
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Minolta 16 Mg S 16mg 16mm Subminiature
de vry devry 16mm optical sound camera
De Vry Devry 16mm Optical Sound Camera
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Spy Camera Steky Model 3a Subminiature
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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.