This is a picture of Albert S. Howell, taken in 1923, with the first of his Filmo 70, the first spring driven 16mm camera. Howell was the brains behind the company, Bell left quite early into the partnership, but the company continued to use his name. Howell's original patents for this camera can be viewed in Google Patents. It was such a great design that it remained virtually unchanged for the 50 plus years these cameras were in production. The threading system is very easy to use. Howell patented many other inventions, projectors, film cutters, perforaters, camera cases.
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