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Lights! Action! Camera!

LIFE Ad for the Argus M3 8mm movie camera (November 1959) Toronto. Ahhh, amateur home movies. In the 1930s and 40s well heeled families could shoot 16mm movies of family life. Post war, 8mm  and Super 8mm became common allowing … Continue reading

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goldilocks camera – not too big and not too small

Toronto. Bell and Howell came out with this lovely Filmo Auto Load Speedster 16mm movie camera (this example is equipped with a Japanese telephoto lens). The camera uses a standard magazine invented by Kodak who also made 16mm cameras. 16mm sits between … Continue reading

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a Brawny super 8 …

Toronto. The German company Braun won many design awards. Decades ago I bought a Braun KM32 mixer in Montreal. I used a Braun coffee machine for years. And the Braun Hobby electronic flash was very popular in its time. At … Continue reading

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October 2019 PHSC News out

Toronto. Get your news here! Read all about it! Latest issue of the PHSC News newsletter was released Friday morning. Not on the list? Send me a note and read the latest issue here. Sonja has published another themed goody … Continue reading

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PHSC News for September 2019

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak and her team serve up a tasty newsletter issue to kick off our fall session after the summer break. The issue begins with some photos by the late Jane Hope Bown of Britain. Next page introduces … Continue reading

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Louis who? Movies before Edison?

Toronto. Thanks to my good friend George Dunbar who emailed me when he found this insightful article. Back in August 29, 2013, the British National Science+Media Museum website in Bradford, UK posted the article by Kieron Casey. Casey suggested that … Continue reading

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really, really, close close-ups

Toronto. Like a few other camera factories, Leitz is known for its microscopes. For years the makers of microscopes also made camera like devices to mount on the microscope and record little parts highly magnified. A few years after the … Continue reading

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Juno Beach 75 years ago today

Toronto. June 6th, 1944 was a memorable day. The famous D-Day landings took place on the beaches of Normandy. Canada took Juno Beach in a spectacular fashion. Editor Bob Lansdale has made it his challenge to see that the event … Continue reading

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first 8mm magazine loading movie camera

Toronto. Remember the Revere movie camera? Sure we do! Remember the Briskin 8? The what? Never heard of it. The Briskin 8 was created by the son of the owner of Revere, Ted Briskin, when he decided to branch out … Continue reading

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a head for news

Toronto. In the 1950s TV was rapidly taking hold as a source for daily news (not the mess of so called “entertainment” we see today amongst the plethora of commercials). Newsreels of the day were shot on film in clips, … Continue reading

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