Tag Archives: Bolex

Bolex? Bollocks!

Toronto. Bolex from Paillard of Switzerland, was indeed the preeminent movie camera maker for 16mm and later 8mm cameras, but this spread (pp58-60) in the December 2, 1957 LIFE magazine sucks since it lists ONLY American dealers in spite of … Continue reading

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home movies over 60 years ago

Toronto. Back in January of this year I did a post on DeJur and their 1954 ad in LIFE Two years later they are still banging away at home movies via an ad in LIFE.  As mentioned in my January … Continue reading

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Bolex joins the game

Toronto. After the world-wide 1929 stock market crash ushered in the great depression, many small companies failed. BOL SA, founded by Jacques Bogopolsky, was one of them. A Swiss company, it made cameras for cine. Paillard SA made watch parts, … Continue reading

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PHSC News 16-9

Toronto. The latest issue of PHSC News, issue 16-9 has been distributed. With this issue, we shift the editorial duties from David Bridge to Sonja Pushchak. Sonja was instrumental in redesigning the newsletter to modernize the approach of PHSC. A … Continue reading

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Report on December 2013 Show and Tell

I was a bit late arriving at the December meeting but I had an enjoyable evening. Doug Napier’s wife provided some home baked cookies – delicious! Oscar Li attended to the coffee machine in the absence of Bob Wilson and … Continue reading

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