Item 2005.006.12.19 - Argoflex E

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Argoflex E

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2005.006.12.19

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  • 1940-1948 (Manufacturing)
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    Argus Cameras

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; approx. 13.6 x 8.5 x 10 cm

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Item consists of an Argus Argoflex E twin-lens reflex camera made in the U.S.A. It was the first 620 film TLR camera produced by Argus. The camera features gear-coupled lenses allowing the user to focus using the viewfinder, an f4.5/75mm Argus Varex Anastigmat lens, and an Argus Varex Shutter with speeds T, B, 200, 100, 50, 25 and 10. Exposures are 6x6. The body is made of black Bakelite.

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In dark leather field case. Snap on case is oxidizing. Part of dial missing from viewfinder lens.

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Item is from the PPCM donation, accession number 2013.002. Moved to the Heritage Camera Collection in 2013.

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