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In November of 1963 a man named Abraham Zapruder, using his Bell & Howell Zoomatic Director Series Camera, inadvertently captured President Kennedy's assassination, making the most seen privately shot home movie in the world. This amazing icon of the 60s is powered by a spring-wound mechanism, and still works. Actually, when I opened the film area, there was still film. Drat- it might have been a link to this movie camera's past. But yes, if you wind it up, the film runs forward, so I assume it is still working. And it looks like this piece was used quite a bit, with a number of scratches to the metal case. The leather hard sided carrying case is considerably more worn, with a strap that is just hanging on, and the insides looking pretty rough. But it does have a fun 'V' shape that is quite retro, and could actually be upcycled to make a fun handbag. The bag measures 10" wide, and the camera is 7" high, 2 " wide and 8" from lens to back.

This is an excellent display piece, and conversation starter. And though I hope this camera captures happier times than the one used in Texas on that fateful day, it still could capture a moment with the style of the 1960s.

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Bell and Howell Zoomatic Director Series - 1960s 8mm Movie Camera with JFK Connection