Bell & Howell

Prime Lenses

Super Comat 2.5/0.7″
Super Comat 1.9/20mm
Lumax 1.9/1″ (older lens)
Super Comat 1.9/1″
Comat 2.5/1″ (Comats are probably older than the Super Comats)
f/3.5  2″
Telate f/4  3″
Telate f/4.5 4″ (100mm)
Telate f/4.5 6″ (150mm)
Eyemax 4.5/254mm ????

(the Bell & Howell name was often also put (additionally) on lenses made by Angenieux and Taylor Hobson)

Bell & Howell was founded in 1907 in Illinois, USA. The company is best known for its cine cameras, including the world-famous 16mm Filmo launched in 1923 and 35mm Eyemo (1925). During the twentieth century it produced an enormous range of cine cameras ranging from 8mm amateur cameras to 35mm professional cameras.

3 thoughts on “Bell & Howell”

  1. Bell and Howell had some really great lenses . Before WIl all their
    lens seem to be made by Cooke, Taylor Hoboson with the Kinic l.5 1inch being a particularly sought after example. This particular lens is based on a 19th century design,the Petzval Portrait. At the time 1920’s the designers were looking for the fastest lens they could find. It is now desired for its interearing aberrations.

    I’m trying to find info on the far more common Lumax and Super Comat. If anyone could help it would be much appreciated.



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