GYRO Head it is Gyroscopic it uses energy it extends to be super smooth for Pans and Tilts. It is kind of like the old friction cars we used to play with (I'm dating myself) you push the car forward and the centrifugal force propels the little model car forward.
It does make a little winding noise as the gears spin, so it might bother you if you are rolling sound. It weighs about 75lbs, as you can see from the photos it has a Built-in Tilt Plate. I also has a 3/8 16 Built-in Hold Down that is spring-Loaded.
I have looked at the head and cannot find any Name on it. I Went to one of the Bigger Camera Equipment Supply company's in Hollywood, and they have one exactly like it, but it has a ARRI plate on it.I have also seen one just like it at the Cartoni Store in Hollywood and it had a Cartoni Plate on it. When it is not extended the top of the camera plate is 3.5' off the ground, when extended, the Plate is a little ove 6' off the ground. The Head has a 150mm Ball the Tripod is a 150mm Bowl. Great old piece if you need a Support for your old Mitchell. The item "Extra Large Vintage WOODEN TRIPOD ARRI Cartoni GYRO Head 35MM film Antique Rare" is in sale since Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Tripods & Supports\Tripods & Monopods". The seller is "justneeds" and is located in Escondido, California. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.