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We are saddened to inform the customers of Chambless Cine Equipment that Jesse Chambless, the sole proprietor of this company, passed away shortly after midnight on 9/28/2021. The company is now closed.

Below is information regarding the purchase of the entire remaining inventory of Chambless Cine Equipment:


We would like first of all to again say “thank you” for all the kind words and your patience with us as we have worked through the process of handling the passing of Jesse and getting to this point in the settling of his estate.

If you are interested in being a part of the sale of his cinematography business, we are informing you that we are opening up the process of accepting bids for the entire remaining inventory - estimated to be in the $200,000 to $250,000 dollar range.

The process will work as follows.

  1. Anyone wishing to view the inventory should confirm a date to meet in Ellijay, Georgia by either calling Randy Atkins at (706) 885-1173 or by e-mail at randyatkins2@aol.com. The last date to schedule and confirm onsite visits will be January 15th, 2022. All onsite visits should be completed on or before January 25th, 2022.
  2. All bids must be made in writing and submitted by email to the above e-mail address no later than January 31, 2022.
  3. We reserve the right to refuse and or negotiate any and all bids.
  4. The winning bidder will be required to submit 50% of the winning bid within 72 hours of being notified of their winning status. The remaining 50% must be paid before removal of any inventory begins.
  5. All bidders will have a maximum of 30 days to relocate the inventory from the estate.
  6. All questions should be directed by e-mail to Randy Atkins at the contact information listed above.

We look forward to working with you through this process.

Randy Atkins



Bell & Howell Cameras



Picture not available at this time B&H 70DR FILMO B&H 70DR FILMO 16mm camera body. Includes 70DR camera body with 3-lens turret coupled with matching positive viewfinder turret, accepts C-mount lenses; 100' internal film capacity; spring-wound motor; governor controlled at seven speeds 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48, & 64 fps; ratchet-type butterfly winding key (22' run); on/off trigger with locking provision, parallax adjustable viewfinder; 204° shutter; single claw movement, critical reflex focusing (not while filming). Film plane reference mark; double exposure is easy with accessory backwind for special effects 1/4" 20 tripod thread, Instruction Book. Limited Stock

(Like New for sale rare & collectible, from the original manufacturer Bell & Howell Company in Chicago, not Alan Gordon in Hollywood).

$ 1,995.00 Like New for the filmmaker or collector who wants the best B&H available

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Same with average use

$ 495.00

Picture not available at this time B&H 70DL FILMO

Same except the 70DL version (lens turrets does not interlock with viewfinder turret)

$ 395.00


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