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The Bell 14 dates from 1960. It is more like a rangefinder camera than the usual "HIT" style. Considerably larger than most Hit cameras it share the basic features:- 17.5mm roll film, fixed-focus lens, a fixed aperture and a single shutter speed. Very similar to the Homer 16, Toyoca Ace and Prince Ruby but both taller and wider, but oddly the case is smaller! The Bell 14 uses a hinge and a single release (the Homer 16 has a release on either side) to open the film chamber door.
The film advance has nice ratcheted sound and will only turn one way.
It has a fixed aperture, fixed focus, single shutter speed lens.
Attractive leatherette covering and a smart zip up case. There is another 'Bell' camera that uses 16mm film.
The variation below has a silver mirror finish top plate stamped with "BELL-14".
Last Updated on 20th March 2006