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.
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.
What's your 16mm Camera worth? Here are some recently sold items on eBay.
|New Stock Cine 60 Battery Belt Arriflex||06/2020||$49.99|
|Bell And Howell 70 Dr 16 Mm Camera Two||06/2020||$117.50|
|Sony Alpha A6000 24 3mp Digital Slr||06/2020||$575.00|
|Contax Yashica Cy Lens To 16mm C Mount||06/2020||$18.00|
|Pentax K Pk Lens To 16mm C Mount Film||06/2020||$18.00|
|Viscawide 16 St D 16mm Subminiature||06/2020||$218.75|
|Camera Adapter Canon Eos Ef Mount Lens||06/2020||$19.90|
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