Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bell & Howell Aerial combat 16mm film titler fixture

This fixture was used to put a title onto gun camera footage either before or after a mission.  It'll be interesting to find out from any vets what the procedure was.

The unit is bakelite, which is delicate material to have survived.  I also have a sextant which has a large amount of bakelite (including the case, go figure for the sextant) and magnesium parts.

All of the fellows I know and can ask were with seaplanes or bombers, so don't have the same procedures.  Might have been used by them, however.

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