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Akeley US Army 35mm Cinema Tracking Camera, Sculpture, circa Mid-20th Century


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTE: This Antique May Qualify For Our GALLERY WIDE ~EXTRA~ 10-25% OFF SALE, Going On NOW. Please Inquire. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Offered for your consideration is this Akeley 35mm Motion Picture Camera with a geared Reflex tracking device. These were used during WW-2 and after for the military filming of aerial devices such as planes and missiles. This rare camera was made by the Akeley Camera Company whose history in building cinema cameras goes back to the 1920s. Overall in nice original condition with some small parts missing but still a unique and gorgeous display piece with lots of history to it. This antique combines the venues of cinematography, aerial flight tracking, and militaria in one superb piece. Very heavy and built to take the rigors of military wartime usage. Perfect to mount on a tabletop, pedestal or tripod for an effective display piece. ~Like artifacts of an ancient civilization - these rare legends of early Motion Picture and related production equipment technology - have a secure and appreciating place in history.~ NOTE: Our selling prices are usually pre discounted and intended to be at 'Designer Net' and 'To The Trade' price levels. However, we ALWAYS welcome discussions and exploration of your budgetary requirements and how we MAY be able to help meet those cost targets with ADDITIONAL discounts or courtesies. NOTE: Due to the nature of online photo reproduction we cannot be responsible for exact photographic color, hue, contrast and flash and non flash exposure accuracy in our photos. While we do our best to display photos that are as accurate as possible, our photos may or may not depict the absolute EXACT hue or color tone of our antiques due to the many variables in image photography, image exporting, image uploading and viewer monitor accuracy. Please ask about color tone and hue BEFORE buying, if this is a concern! We have a gallery showroom where all of our antiques are on display and we will gladly offer in person viewings of our antiques to any designers and buyers that need to 'put eyes' on our antiques. We welcome all visits to our gallery, by appointment. NOTE: In the interest of antique presentation and historical accuracy, we do not alter or modify our electrical, optical, mechanical or electronic antiques, with the exception of some vintage light fixtures (which we DO correctly convert internally to modern electrical working household standards). Therefore some electrical and mechanical items MAY or may not perform and operate. We sell these as accurate display and collectible antique items. We suggest that these artifacts be used for display and not be operated. Please ask for more details on operability of our electrical and mechanical antiques if operability is a concern.


  • Date of manufacture
    circa Mid-20th Century
  • Period
  • Condition
    Excellent. Dimensions approximate. Email for exact size..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions

    H 17 in. x W 24 in. x D 12 in.

    H 43.18 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 30.48 cm

  • Seller location
    Dallas, TX
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