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#1 Henri Titchen

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:50 AM

Hi,

I have recently come across an early Arri 35mm camera. Is it a IIA?

Some differences from the 2B are:
-The claw is steel
-The round plate on the side of the camera has only Arriflex and not IIB or IIC engraved on it.
-The turret has the focal length of the lenses engraved in the turret levers so that you can see what lens is used.
-There is no cover over the claw (I don't know if it is just missing or was never present).

Some other miscellaneous info.
-An Arri 2B door fits OK...not perfectly but 98%
-The serial number is near the turret at the bottom
-The turret is all Arri standard mount.
-The motor drive gear is the same as a 2B

Is it a IIA?

Thanks From,
Henry.

Edited by Henry Titchen, 21 May 2007 - 06:55 AM.

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#2 Henri Titchen

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 05:45 AM

Further to my previous post. Here are some photos of the mystery 35mm Arri.

Here is a photo of the claw mechanism. (Click on the thumbnail for larger image)
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Here is a photo of the mechanism (Click on the thumbnail for larger image)
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The door shown at the top of this photo is not from the camera.

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#3 Christian Appelt

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 11:29 AM

This is definitely the old movement, so the camera's not a IIA, most likely an Arri II. Could you post a picture of the closed camera front/operator's side?

Starting with IIA, the heart-shaped excenter drive was used for all Arri IIx cameras. Your camera should have a 120-degree-mirror shutter, the later 180-degree shutter came later with model IIA.

Where did you find that camera, and what serial number does it have?

Edited by Christian Appelt, 24 May 2007 - 11:30 AM.

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#4 John Sprung

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 02:00 PM

The most important thing is the serial number. If it's less than 2000, what you have is a Model I. I saw a Model I once, number 1485 (or maybe it was 1483). They were produced between 1937 and whenever the RAF and 8th Air Force bombed Arri -- probably in 1943 or 44. The equipment that made them and all the spare parts were destroyed, so you're SOL if anything goes wrong with a Model I. The Model II is pretty much the same camera, re-designed from memory. A lot of the dimensions are close, but not the same.



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#5 Henri Titchen

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 04:12 PM

Thanks John,

I guess then it is a model "I" as the serial number is 142X.

Thanks from,
Henry.
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#6 John Sprung

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 11:55 AM

Yes, it's definitely a Model I. What do you plan to do with it? If you want to sell it, I can put you in touch with a collector or two.



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