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Vintage Movie Camera Bookends - DVD Holder - Revere 8 Model 50 - Movie Theater Décor - gift for movie maker actor actress

Regular price $147.00 CAD
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Original Revere 8 Model 50 8mm Camera, 8mm film and film reel – upcycled into a pair of bookends.
A great gift for the movie maker, actor, actress, or any vintage lover, and they add a little retro flair to any room. Perfect to display your DVD collection and decorate your home theater or any room with a little vintage movie décor.

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Dimensions

Height: 8.5 inches
Width: 5.5 inches
Depth: 6 inches

History

The Revere Camera Company was started in 1920 by Mr. Samuel Briskin, who also started Wollensak Recorders and Opticals. Founded in 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as the Excel Radiator Company by Ukrainian immigrant Samuel Briskin to manufacture car radiators, but started manufacturing some coarse household products later in the decade. They started making budget 8 mm movie cameras in 1939 through a subsidiary run by Briskin's sons. That company was later merged into Excel Radiator Co. which then changed its name to Revere Camera Co. <br>The Revere name is taken from the Revere Copper Company, which provided financial backing for Excel during the depression. In the '50s the company was the second largest manufacturer of small movie cameras in the USA. In order to grow that business further the company took over their primary lens and shutter supplier, New Jersey-based Wollensak Optical Co. The Revere brand name had become synonymous with budget cameras; soon after the take-over Wollensak models appeared that were mechanically almost-identical to the standard Revere models but had better lenses, more stylish casing, and sold for a premium price. Revere started manufacturing tape recorders in the early 1950s, that side of the business never became an important part of the company's output. Revere, starting probably in the 1950s, also produced a fairly high quality rotary tool very much like the Dremel tools now on the market. <br>The Revere-O-Matic was a 0.55 ampere model that operated at 15,000 r.p.m. (Model No. RG-1). All the tools that attached to it via the chuck can be used with today's Dremel models. The standard package also came with a table mounting device and a system for enabling creation of identical objects, also adaptable to today's Dremel with no modification required. Samuel Briskin was diagnosed with inoperable cancer in 1960 and rather than leave the company to his family he decided to sell the company to 3M for 17 million USD.

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Renata Marquardt
Amazing item and seller! He responded my e...

Amazing item and seller! He responded my emails really fast and even made the kindness to send it with a printed 'card'. For sure will buy another item with him soon!

  • Bookends

    A LightAndTimeArt set of bookends is the perfect accessory for any book or DVD collection, be it small or large. These simple yet effective accents not only keep your novels and DVDs from tipping over, but they also add character with a wide range of designs, styles, and colors. All my bookends are elegant, and unique, while they can keep a home book or DVD library looking uniform and neat. They all use a combination of vintage photo, or film equipment and accessories making them great way to complement a movie room or home theater.

  • Design

    These are all handmade creations by (c) LightAndTimeArt.
    Original, unique cameras and accessories with some signs of years of service.

    Made by Small Business in USA.