Bell & Howell Filmo ? 75 The beautiful Filmo 75 is a 16mm movie camera, produced in Chicago beginning in 1928. It was intended for amateur use, but the quality of its construction makes it easy to see why Bell & Howell cameras were the tools of choice for Hollywood studios in the early days of motion pictures. Although rather heavy by today's standards, the 75 was quite compact for its time, and was marketed as a ladies' camera. Its ornate leather covering was available in Walnut Brown, Ebony Black, and Silver Birch (seen here).
I'd love to have traveled through the old west photographing settlers' families and Native Americans. This looks like the kind of camera that would have been used. I hope to do the same thing in Africa and record the traditional lifestyles of African tribes.