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#1 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:16 PM

I just found this on vimeo:



It is a promotional film shot at the Paillard plant in Ste-Croix.
Looks like it was shot in the 1960s.
It shows fascinating images of the process of fabrication of their cameras.

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Jean-Louis
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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 02:37 PM

Yes, this is a treasure. From the cars and the airplane, I'd guess it to be mid-1950's. In the 1980's, that kind of manufacturing was revolutionized by computer based numerical control machines.




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#3 Simon Wyss

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 12:06 PM

Between 1960 and 1963. I can tell by the fact that the 200 series projectors were manufactured since 1960 and that the H cameras' housing was modified in 1962-63, available mid 1963.
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#4 Oliver Christoph Kochs

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:21 AM

This film, "Living Images", was shown at / made for the 1964 swiss Expo in Lausanne. Bolex CEO Marc Ueter told me that in an interview in 2008. This film was dubbed into several languages, i saw the german dubbed version on a DVD. Paillard was also responsible for special (tryptic) films about the expo 1964 shot by amateurs.
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