lucky seven

ad for the little SEPT in 1923

Toronto. We occasionally see a SEPT camera offered at one of our events. The ad at left is from the January 1923 edition of the American Cinematographer. While the little Sept is described as a ‘movie camera’ in this ad, it could also do stills on the small roll of 35mm film and, shades of Robot, even a burst of rapid sequence shots.

Made by Debrie in Paris, France, special cartridges were used. Manufactured  from about 1922 to about 1927 it was apparently sold into 1940. The tiny marvel offered an owner seven distinct functions, hence the name Sept (seven en Français).

A big thank you goes to George Dunbar for sharing this advertisement with us.

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