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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.[1] 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.[1] The company acquired the lens maker Wollensak in the 1950s, and was itself bought by 3M in 1960.[1]

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.

Camera list

35mm stereo


126 film

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.

  • 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)




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