The Revere Camera Company never fully escaped the shadow of its Chicago rival Bell & Howell, and as a result, its role in the early home movie industry has largely been forgotten.
For a brief period of time, however, this upstart firm, launched by Ukrainian immigrant and former radiator repairman Samuel Briskin in 1939, became America's preferred producer of budget-priced 8mm movie equipment, including the Model 88 camera and Model 85 projector.
The key innovation was the price tag; while the B&H Companion camera was going for about $50 before the war, Revere offered the Model 88 camera for just $30. The Revere silent film projector was an even better bargain at $60, about half the Bell & Howell rate.
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