Leather carry case for Eastman Kodak 16 mm 'Magazine Cine-Kodak' movie camera : Lieutenent M Sheehan, 2/7th Cavalry Commando Regiment

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number REL25233.003
Collection type Technology
Object type Optical equipment
Physical description Leather, Metal
Place made United States of America
Date made 1936-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Leather carry case for Eastman Kodak 16 mm 'Magazine Cine-Kodak' movie camera. Black leather carry case with a leather carry handle on the lid which secures with a brass latch. Stamped on the latch is a stylised, 'EKC'. The interior is lined with navy blue velveteen with a makers paper label, 'COMBINATION CARRYING CASE FOR CINE KODAK MODEL BB 135 MADE IN USA BY EASTMAN KODAK CO. ROCHESTER NY'. Inside the lid is a plastic sleeve.

History / Summary

Carrying case for the camera used by VX50279 Lieutenant Mick Sheehan to record his service in New Guinea, Bougainville and Balikpapan between 1942 and 1945. This film is part of the Australian War Memorial's collection (F03422). Michael Lawrence 'Mick' Sheehan was born on 1 February 1917 at Stawell, Victoria and enlisted in the AIF on 4 March 1941. Lieutenant Sheehan served in the 2/5th Independent Company (later the 2/5 Commando Squadron, part of 2/7 Cavalry Commando Regiment). Mick Sheehan died on 13 April 1997.