| Nameplate of Revere Stereo 33|
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Revere was an American camera maker. The company was founded in 1920 by Samuel Briskin as Excel Radiator Co., making car radiators and other products. A dependent company of Excel started to make 8mm movie cameras in 1939, and was merged into the main company, which became Revere Camera Co. The company acquired the lens maker Wollensak in the 1950s, and was itself bought by 3M in 1960.
The company made stereo cameras in the 1950s, under the Revere and Wollensak brands, and an auto-exposure 4×4cm camera called Eye-Matic EE 127 c.1958. The Revere brand was used after the absorption by 3M on a few cameras using 126 film, some of which were made by Minolta.
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- Revere Eye-Matic EE 127 (4×4cm)
- Revere 3M Automatic 1000
- Revere 3M Automatic 1034
- Revere 3M 1062
- Revere 3M Automatic 1064
- Revere 3M 1074
16mm Cine Cameras
- Revere Model C-16
- Revere Model C-26
- Revere Model C-29
- Revere Model 101
- Revere Model 102
- Revere Model 103
- Revere Model 104
- Revere Model 105
- Revere Model 106
8mm Cine Cameras
The camera illustrated on the right is a Revere Model 88, one of the most popular and long-lasting amateur cine cameras of the 1940's and 50's.
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- Revere Model C8 Super-Eight (Single-8, not to be confused with the later Super-8mm format)
- Revere Model 88
- Revere Model 99
- Revere Model 60 Magazine
- Revere Model 67 Magazine
- Revere Model 77 Magazine
(This is only a partial list of a very long line of cine products by Revere)
- McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover).