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Bolex Serial Number is 160891 how can i find out what year it was made?


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#1 Stewart Munro

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 07:51 PM

hey guys,
my Bolex Serial Number is 160891 is there anyway i could find out what year it is and what is call rex 1?sorry for all the posts!
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#2 Ian Marks

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 08:46 PM

Try going to www.tobincinemasystems.com and look for a link called "identify your Bolex" or something like that. It might help.
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#3 Rachel Oliver

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 06:39 AM

hey guys,
my Bolex Serial Number is 160891 is there anyway i could find out what year it is and what is call rex 1?sorry for all the posts!



Hi;

That should be around 1959, first of the RX models.... I had one from a similar year once, worked great afte a service!

Olly
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#4 Boris Belay

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 06:43 AM

Hi, Your serial number seems to date your camera to 1959. That would be just before the introduction of the Rex-1 model. The Rex-1 is an evolution of the original Bolex H16 Reflex (from 1956) : it's the came camera except for the addition of a variable shutter (quite handy actually). If your camera is a Reflex model, the top viewfider should be fixed to the body of the camera, and the word 'Reflex' should be inscribed on the top of the turret. The Rex-1's variable shutter is controled by a little lever on the side of the turret (controls side of the camera) which pulls out and moves up and down to open/close the shutter. If you don't have the lever, but it's a reflex model, you have an original reflex (also refered to as Rex-0).
All the info is very clearly indicated here :
http://www.city-net....tory/index.html
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