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Maker(s):Wittnauer Camera Company
Culture:American
Title:Cine-Twin
Date Made:1959
Materials:metal; plastic; glass
Place Made:United States
Measurements:overall: 5 in x 5 in x 11 in; 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm x 27.9 cm
Accession Number:  HC 2016.1.012
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert W. Lisle, MD, 2004

Description:
The Wittnauer Cine-Twin created in 1959 and was originally sold in jewelery stores along withthe popular wittnauer watches. The company wished to create a item that unlike their usual merchandise. This model is a unique for its time, it comes with a detachable base and uses double 8mm film. It has a built in exposure meter and mechanical zoom lense to help with image capture. This camera is battery operated with 3 D batteries and doubles as a projector.

Tags:
cameras; Super 8

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