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Bolex International SA
15 Route de Lausanne
CH - 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains

Short history:

  • The company Paillard bought Bolex in 1934/35. As a result a later Bolex-products are labeled "Paillard-Bolex" until the company got renamed to "Bolex International SA" in 1970.
  • Until approx. 1970: all Bolex-products have been designed and produced by Bolex in Switzerland.
  • Approx. 1970: Bolex and Eumig merged their research-teams and all "Bolex"-Super8-products now got produced by Eumig and hence are labeled "Made in Austria". (The 16mm-products haven't been affected by these contracts.)
  • Approx. 1974: Some of the "Bolex" products show up with "Made in Japan"-stickers. According to the Bolex Collector they've been made by Chinon. From now on you'll also encouter some "Bolex"-products that are "Made in USA" (most likely made by B&H). Some of the projectors are now also "Made in Italy" (made by Silma).