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Early cameras

This series consists of original and duplicate early cameras from the beginning of the history of photography. Based on the basic design of the camera obscura and produced between about 1820 and 1870, these simple devices were usually solid or sli...

W.H. Fox Talbot mouse trap camera [replica]

It is a replica built in the style of the small "mousetrap" cameras designed by William Henry Fox Talbot in the mid 1830's . They were simple wooden boxes with a single lens used to expose paper negatives, sensitized by silver nitra...

Nassau, Wilhelm E.

Zeiss Ikon Maximar B 207/7

Item is a high quality folding plate camera with a drop bed style, double extension bellows, rise and fall, plus shift front movements. It came with a brilliant view-finder housing a built in spirit finder and a wire frame finder. The Maximar B 20...

Ihagee Rulex camera

Item is an early folding plate camera with a Rulex triple anastigmat F13, 1:4 lens and an unmarked compound shutter. Includes both a brilliant viewfinder and optical direct finder.

Ihagee

Brownie Target SIX-20

For 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. exposure on 620 film Acromatic lens, 2 aperture settings, rotary shutter. Metal and leatherette case. Case will not separate to open camera.

Kodak Canada Inc.

No. 2C Brownie camera

Item is a fairly large box camera, for 6 7.5 x 12.7 cm (3 x 5") exposures on Kodak 130 film. Simple lens and rotary shutter.

Kodak Canada Inc.

No. 2 Cartridge Hawkeye Model C

Item is a leatherette covered box camera for exposures on 120 film. Originally designed and produced by the Boston Camera Company, Hawk-Eye camera production changed hands twice, once in 1890 when sold to the Blair Camera Company, then again in 19...

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Kodak Brownie Twin 20

Item is a plastic box camera for 12 6 x 6 cm (2.36" x 2.36") exposures on 620 film. Simple, single speed shutter and flash synch and double exposure prevention.

Kodak Brownie 127

Item is an eye-level box camera with Bakelite body and rounded edges. Lens is a Meniscus f 14, 65mm and the shutter is single speed, 1/50th.

Kodak Limited (England)

Kodak Pony 828

Item is a small, Bakelite camera for 8 exposures on 828 format roll film (developed by Kodak in 1935 and similar in size to 135 film, without sprocket holes). The camera features a simple viewfinder, 51mm f 4.5 lens and a 4 speed Flash 200 shutter.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Kodak Duaflex II

Item is a mock twin lens reflex camera with Bakelite body and metal fittings, for use with 620 roll film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder; it is a simple box camera d...

Argus 264 Instant Load

Item is an instant load 126 cartridge film camera with an 44 mm Argus Cintar lens. The camera features fixes shutter speed, auto exposure using a selenium cell and has a flashcube socket, tripod socket, and automatic film speed sensing.

Argus Camera Company

Baby Hawkeye

Item is a small box camera for 4 x 6.5 cm (1.57" x 2.55") exposures on 127 format roll film. Manufactured in England circa 1936, the camera is an all-metal box with a unidentified lens and a simple Kodak shutter. It has a simple wire vie...

Kodak Limited (England)

Voigtlander Brilliant

Item is a mock twin lens reflex camera with Bakelite body and metal fittings, for use with 120 roll film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder used only to frame the view ...

Voigtländer

No. 3 Brownie camera, model B

Item is a wooden box camera with leatherette covering for large 8.25 x 10.8 cm (3.25 x 4.25") exposures on 124 film. The design is simple, with a fixed focus and shutter speed. The roll film was advanced past the lens manually with a small cr...

Eastman Kodak Company

Agfa synchro box 600

Item is a metal box camera for 8, 6 x 9 cm (2.36" x 3.54") exposures on 120 film. The simple design includes a single-element Meniscus lens, fixed speed rotary shutter and brilliant viewfinder.

Agfa-Gevaert N.V.

Ansco Shur-Flash

Item is an inexpensive box camera made of fiberboard and covered with imitation leather. The camera has a Gallileo-type viewfinder only (no brilliant viewfinder), flash contacts, and a single speed shutter that is fast enough to accommodate bulb f...

Ansco Company

Anscoflex

Item is an all-metal camera designed by Raymond Loewy for 6 x 6 cm (2.36" x 2.36") exposures on 620 film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder, it is a simple bo...

No. 2A Antar

Item is a simple, wooden box camera with leatherette covering and brass trim, for use with 116 roll film (or D6 and D12 Agfa film).

Agfa Ansco Co.

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