Bell & Howell is a US company that made movie cameras and projectors up until the 1970s. This model, the Zoomatic is the same model that captured the Zapruder film, the home movie that inadvertently captured the best sequence of US President, John F Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. As such, it is one of the most studied pieces of footage ever created in the 20th century. After a dispute with the US government over the rights to the film, Abraham Zapruder’s heirs received $16 million in 1999 to relinquish ownership of the film to the US National Archives.

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Michael Bradfield