It's a 1947 Revere Eight movie camera. I am loving it and have already shot some (accidental) videos, this camera came with film already loaded. (Along with a warning from the shop owner saying he had no idea what was on the film so view at my own discretion.) I believe it still works, I have been looking into finding the equipment to project the film and I will be recording it with my camera. I can't wait to get started and love doing the research also. I will keep you posted.