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Meopta Somet 8 – Kodak Super 8

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The official history says that the coaxial super 8 cartridge was an innovative design by Kodak Research Laboratories from 1965, but the Czech company Meopta had already produced in 1956 a strikingly similar coaxial cartridge for its camera Somet 8.

Meopta 1956 (photo by Jürgen Lossau)

Kodak 1965 (Photo by Rachel Ryans)
Insides of a super8 cartridge.


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