While waiting for one more manuscript of The Sea Gull to return, a bit of Chaplin news off the web.
One of the Bell & Howell 2709 cameras Chaplin used at his studio will be up for auction at Christie's in London July 25th, 2007. The camera was used for many films, including The Kid and The Gold Rush. more>
Here is an article by Kevin Brownlow that mentions the Bell & Howell 2709 as a standard camera of its day. more>
I was hoping the Christie's site would have more details on the camera, but I found this image from AP on this site of the camera: more>