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#1 Christopher Ludtke

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 09:26 PM

I've managed to end up with two 1950's era H-16's, as part of a bad habit called "camera collecting". One with trioptical viewfinder. Best guess is 1954 and 1957-58, based on information when I got them.

I'd like to know where the serial #'s are located; thought it was inside, but the numbers seem too short, based on the resources I've found otherwise.

Might even be inclined to use film again (after a decade of *digital video). *That's where I've spent all my continuing education since about '95;-)

Any links, info, etc. greatly appreciated.

Many thanks!

Christopher
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#2 Bryan Darling

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 02:20 PM

There should be a number, in white if I recall, inside the camera and one on the inside of the door. Check out this website http://www.city-net..../bolex/history/

See how your numbers compare.
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#3 Bernhard Zitz

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 10:23 AM

And what about kern switar lenses, serialnumber on mine start with 65.... does this mean they where made in 1965?

cheers, Bernhard
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#4 Nick Mulder

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 09:18 PM

I've managed to end up with two 1950's era H-16's, as part of a bad habit called "camera collecting". One with trioptical viewfinder. Best guess is 1954 and 1957-58, based on information when I got them.

I'd like to know where the serial #'s are located; thought it was inside, but the numbers seem too short, based on the resources I've found otherwise.


On the flat base Bolexes the SN is on the bottom plate - which is easily swappable with any other model, if I'm not mistaken the new EL's today can swap SN's with a 30 year old RX4... four screws and you're away :huh:

Edited by Nick Mulder, 06 October 2006 - 09:18 PM.

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