Item 2005.006.08.50 - Colly miniature camera

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Colly miniature camera

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  • ca. 1951 (Manufacturing)
    Tougodo Optical

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; 3.5 x 4 x 0.7 cm

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Item is version of the 17/5 mm "Hit" style miniature film cameras originally produced by the Tougodo camera company in the 1940's to 1960's. This model, the Colly, has a fixed focus, 30 mm, F11 lens with a set shutter speed of 1/30th of a second. This model also includes a compass, to the right hand side of the viewfinder. The company also manufactured panchromatic film designed to fit the camera. Item is accompanied by a leather carrying case.

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Item is missing the film advance winder.

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Leather carrying case.

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Some information obtained from McKeown J. & McKeown, J.C. (1992). McKeown's Price Guide to Antique & Classic Cameras, 1992-1993. Grantsburg, WI: Centennial Photo.

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