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1953 BELL & HOWELL MODEL 200 MAGAZINE MOVIE CAMERA ADVERTISING FILM 47804
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Published: 2016/11/01
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Bell + Howell 6piece Ultrasonic Pest Repeller Combo Pack
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TacLight by Bell & Howell Review | HighYa
Published: 2016/10/22
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Bell & Howell Tac Light Lantern Review: Does it Really Work?
Bell & Howell Tac Light Lantern Review: Does it Really Work?
Published: 2016/12/31
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Bell + Howell DV30 Camcorder 1080p Full HD Camcorder
Published: 2017/05/28
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Bell & Howell Tac Light Ultimate Tactical Flashlight - As Seen On TV
Bell & Howell Tac Light Ultimate Tactical Flashlight - As Seen On TV
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My New Camera. Bell & Howell Infrared night vision DNV16HDZ Test
Published: 2013/09/03
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Bell & Howell 670/XL Super 8 Film
Published: 2014/05/27
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Bell & Howell Filmosound 385 Amp Conversion for Guitar Use, Part 1
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: Uncle Doug
Bell & Howell "Darth Vader" Apple II Computer Review
Bell & Howell "Darth Vader" Apple II Computer Review
Published: 2012/10/26
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Looking at a cheap camera Bell+Howell DV30HD
Published: 2017/07/29
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How to load a Bell and Howell Super 8 Autoload Projector
Published: 2011/06/12
Channel: Tyler Walsh
Bell & Howell 2592C Projector Maintenance / Repair
Bell & Howell 2592C Projector Maintenance / Repair
Published: 2016/01/06
Channel: blarrer20
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How to replace Bell & Howell 456A Projector Drive Belt Projector runs reverse won't go forward
Published: 2013/07/30
Channel: hardluckcharlie
Film loading - Bell & Howell cine camera 134
Film loading - Bell & Howell cine camera 134
Published: 2012/12/19
Channel: Yong-oon Kim
Bell + Howell Light Bar Review: Does it Work?
Bell + Howell Light Bar Review: Does it Work?
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: Freakin' Reviews
Vintage Tech - Bell & Howell Two Fifty Two
Vintage Tech - Bell & Howell Two Fifty Two
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: LogicLounge
Auction #1988435 - Bell & Howell Inserting & Sealing
Auction #1988435 - Bell & Howell Inserting & Sealing
Published: 2017/11/28
Channel: Public Surplus
Vintage Bell & Howell Filmosound 385 Guitar Amplifier Conversion Demo
Vintage Bell & Howell Filmosound 385 Guitar Amplifier Conversion Demo
Published: 2013/03/24
Channel: Micah McDowell
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bell & howell 8mm movie cameras
Published: 2009/08/09
Channel: shane8mm
Bell and Howell DV200HD Camcorder
Bell and Howell DV200HD Camcorder
Published: 2014/06/18
Channel: Carl Blemming
My review of the Bell Howell "tactical flashlight"
My review of the Bell Howell "tactical flashlight"
Published: 2016/11/29
Channel: Somewhat Serious Flashlight Reviews
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Bell & Howell DV2300HDZ camcorder unboxing, review & test
Published: 2013/04/28
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Bell & Howell 16mm Projector Operation
Bell & Howell 16mm Projector Operation
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: Felix Snowcat
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GB Bell & Howell Autoset camera 624EE Standart 8mm
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: CineRoll
Bell & Howell Super 8mm Projector!
Bell & Howell Super 8mm Projector!
Published: 2014/03/25
Channel: NerdHelpDesk
The Bell & Howell Regent, Design 122, Model L 8mm Projector (clip 25)
The Bell & Howell Regent, Design 122, Model L 8mm Projector (clip 25)
Published: 2013/03/26
Channel: Tom Davenport
REALTONE - Tweed Killer/ Bell & Howell
REALTONE - Tweed Killer/ Bell & Howell
Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: Dans Guitar Corner
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Published: 2016/04/29
Channel: Select Mailing Equipment
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Published: 2016/02/24
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Vintage Bell & Howell 8mm Movie Projector 253 AX NMINT!
Vintage Bell & Howell 8mm Movie Projector 253 AX NMINT!
Published: 2011/07/17
Channel: Andy Sem
Bell & Howell WWII 35mm Eyemo Movie Camera
Bell & Howell WWII 35mm Eyemo Movie Camera
Published: 2015/11/18
Channel: CJ Holmes
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VINTAGE BELL AND HOWELL SLIDE CUBE PROJECTOR Model 977Q
Published: 2010/04/04
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Bell & Howell Dual 8 Compatible Multi Motion Movie Projector
Bell & Howell Dual 8 Compatible Multi Motion Movie Projector
Published: 2011/03/12
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1970 Bell & Howell Auto 8 Film Cassette Projector
1970 Bell & Howell Auto 8 Film Cassette Projector
Published: 2015/01/09
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Published: 2010/05/05
Channel: unusualstuff
How to Thread a Bell & Howell 456A Dual 8 Projector
How to Thread a Bell & Howell 456A Dual 8 Projector
Published: 2013/07/31
Channel: hardluckcharlie
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Bell & Howell Tac Light Update: RIP Tac Light!
Published: 2016/11/20
Channel: Freakin' Reviews
Bell & Howell 2709 #241 Thomas Ince
Bell & Howell 2709 #241 Thomas Ince
Published: 2012/05/19
Channel: 1samdodge
Open This - Bell & Howell 1963 Zoom Reflex 315 Camera
Open This - Bell & Howell 1963 Zoom Reflex 315 Camera
Published: 2011/10/04
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Bell & Howell US Navy BU of Ord 16mm WWII Gun Camera Operation
Published: 2013/12/06
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Bell & Howell 8mm Master 400 Filmo Home Movie Film Projector
Bell & Howell 8mm Master 400 Filmo Home Movie Film Projector
Published: 2014/08/30
Channel: ValleyVintage
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Bell & Howell Filmsound 16mm projector replacing main drive worm gear
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: Robert Scarfe
Bell & Howell 16mm Film Movie Camera Model 240 Functioning
Bell & Howell 16mm Film Movie Camera Model 240 Functioning
Published: 2012/02/21
Channel: The Second Hand Planet
Tac Light Review (Bell & Howell): Does it Actually Work?
Tac Light Review (Bell & Howell): Does it Actually Work?
Published: 2016/11/01
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Bell & Howell AUTOLOAD Super 8mm Film Projector Model 461A
Bell & Howell AUTOLOAD Super 8mm Film Projector Model 461A
Published: 2014/10/16
Channel: WIFINDS
My Demonstration of My Bell & Howell Filmosound Specialist 552 16mm Projector
My Demonstration of My Bell & Howell Filmosound Specialist 552 16mm Projector
Published: 2015/09/22
Channel: MTN Productions
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Two Year Update - Bell and Howell Electronic Pest Repellers
Published: 2016/07/28
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Bell & Howell Model 245 BA 8mm projector
Bell & Howell Model 245 BA 8mm projector
Published: 2014/12/01
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Bell & Howell
Limited liability company
Industry Manufacturing
Founded February 17, 1907; 111 years ago (1907-02-17) in Chicago, IL
Headquarters Durham, North Carolina, United States
Website www.bellhowell.net
A Bell & Howell "Regent" 8mm home projector
Bell & Howell 16mm silent film projector Filmo 129
Operating the Bell & Howell Filmo 129 16mm projector

Bell and Howell is a U.S.-based former manufacturer of motion picture machinery, founded in 1907 by two projectionists, and was originally headquartered in Wheeling, Illinois. The company is now headquartered in Durham, NC and currently provides inserting and finishing solutions for production mail.

History[edit]

According to its charter, the Bell & Howell Company was incorporated on February 17, 1907. It was duly recorded in the Cook County Record Book eight days later. The first meeting of stockholders took place in the office of Attorney W. G. Strong on February 19 at 10 a.m. The first board of directors was chosen for a term of one year: Donald Joseph Bell (1869–1934), chairman; Albert Summers Howell (1879–1951), secretary; and Marguerite V. Bell (wife of Donald Bell), vice chairman.[1] Austin Delaney was president of Bell and Howell in Canada in the 1960s and 1970s before moving with his family from England.

Historically, Bell & Howell Co. was an important supplier of many different media technologies. The firm built its name making products such as:

  • A rotary framer on 35mm film projectors in 1907
  • A 35mm film perforator in 1908
  • Professional 35mm motion-picture film cameras from 1909 on
  • Printing equipment used by motion-picture film laboratories since 1911
  • The Standard Cinematograph Type 2709 hand-cranked camera (used in early silent films, it was so expensive that only Charlie Chaplin and three other people owned one.[2] The rest were owned by studios)
  • Newsreel and amateur film cameras such as the Filmo (end of 1923) and Eyemo (1925), and Autoload EE (1956)
  • Military 16mm film gun camera TYPE N-6A
  • Regular-8 and Super-8 film cameras and projectors (all models)
  • 16mm silent and sound projectors (all models); the famous Filmosound projectors dominated the market for many years.
  • Slide projectors (2" × 2")
  • 35 mm filmstrip projectors.
  • Overhead presentation projectors (all models)

In 1934, Bell & Howell introduced their first amateur 8mm movie projector, in 1935 the Filmo Straight Eight camera, and in 1936 the Double-Run Filmo 8. The 1938 Kodak cassette holding 25 feet of Double-Eight film was taken by the Filmo Auto-8 in 1940.

In 1954, Bell & Howell purchased DeVry Industries' 16mm division.[3]

Although known for manufacturing their film projectors, a partnership with Canon between 1961 and 1976 offered still cameras. Many of their 35mm SLR cameras were manufactured by Canon with the Bell & Howell logo or Bell & Howell/Canon in place of the Canon branding. The firm dropped the production of movie cameras by the end of the 1970s.

Bell & Howell was a supplier of media equipment for schools and offices. The film laboratory line is now a separate company, BHP Inc, which is a division of Research Technology International.

The firm added microfilm products in 1946. It purchased University Microfilms International in the 1980s. UMI produced a product called ProQuest. In the 2000s, Bell & Howell decided to focus on their information technology businesses. The imaging business was sold to Eastman Kodak and the international mail business was sold to Pitney Bowes. On June 6, 2001 Bell & Howell became a ProQuest Company,[4] which was then a publicly traded company, but is now a subsidiary of the private Cambridge Information Group. In September 2001, the remaining industrial businesses, along with the Bell & Howell name were sold to private equity firm Glencoe Capital.

The company merged with the North American arm of Böwe Systec Inc. In 2003; Böwe Systec later acquired the entire company. It was known as Böwe Bell & Howell until 2011, when Versa Capital Management bought the company out of bankruptcy and renamed the company "Bell and Howell, LLC".[5]

They also had an Electronics and Instrumentation Division on Lennox Road, Basingstoke, UK. This facility produced several different types of transducers for applications such as North Sea oil platforms and the Ariane Space vehicles.[6]

Apple II[edit]

Bell & Howell marketed a specially designed Apple II Plus computer to the educational market beginning in July 1979. The modified Apple had additional security elements for classroom use such as a tamper-proof cover. The case color was black but the inside was a standard Apple II Plus.[7][8]

Education Group[edit]

Bell & Howell founded an Education Group within their company in 1907. This Education Group created Bell & Howell Schools in 1966. In that same year, the Education Group purchased a controlling share of DeVry Institute of Technology. Two years later in 1968, Bell & Howell’s Education Group, via a controlling interest in DeVry, acquired Ohio Institute of Technology in Columbus, Ohio.[9] Over the years, the Education Group has bought and sold large interests in a variety of educational organizations and institutions.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/27346979/donald-j-bell-1869-1934-albert-s-howell-1879-1951
  2. ^ http://www.retrothing.com/2007/06/for-sale-charli.html
  3. ^ "DeVry Movie Projector Production Flickers Out". Chicago Tribune. Nov 4, 1965. Retrieved 2017-07-17. 
  4. ^ Paula J. Hane (2001-06-11). "Bell & Howell Becomes ProQuest Company". Newsbreaks.infotoday.com. Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  5. ^ Judge OKs $80M Versa Bid For Bowe Bell & Howell
  6. ^ "Senior Process Engineer (advertisement)". New Scientist. 96 (1326): 64. October 7, 1982. ISSN 0262-4079. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Apple and Bell & Howell Enter Education Market". Intelligent Machines Journal. InfoWorld Media Group. 1 (11): 77. July 18, 1979. ISSN 0199-6649. 
  8. ^ "Apple II Plus - Bell & Howell Model – Introduction". The Mac Geek. Pearl City Networks. 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ Page six of the Ohio Institute of Technology Student hand book from the school year 1974-1975


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