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Wooden shutter

Item is a wooden time shutter that could be mounted on any plate camera. Is still functional. The spring wound mechanism oerates a sil curtain to open and close.

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...

Daguerreotype

Daguerreotype in oringinal leather case with velvet padding and brass spacer and preserver. Photograph is of a couple with a baby, some blurring can be seen where the baby moved its head during the long expsoure.

Expo Watch Camera

Item is a small novelty film camera that is disguised as a railroad pocket watch, first produced into early 1900's and sold until 1939. The exposure is made through the winding stem and the winding knob serves as a lens cap, and required spec...

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...

Popular pressman

Item is the first reflex camera produced by W. Butcher & Sons Ltd. The wood and black leather camera has interchangeable backs for 3.25 x 4.25 and 4 x.5 plates and also has a Graflex 3.25 x 4.25 inch roll film adaptor. Focusing is waist level ...

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...

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.

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...

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).

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...

Contax 1c

Item is a 35mm rangefinder camera. Zeiss Tessar introduced in 1932 as a top quality 35mm rangefinder system. The lens is a Carl Zeiss Jana 5cm f2.8 lens (# 1428082). Metal horizontal focal plane shutter for exposures from 1/5 to 1/1000 sec. One fi...

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 ...

Kodak Retina I type 117

Item is a 35mm folding camera, the first 35mm model to be produced by the Eastman Kodak Company. The camera was designed by Dr. August Nagel, founder of the Nagel-Werke camera manufacturing company in Stuttgart. Nagel-Werke was purchased by Kodak ...

Kodak A.G.

Agfa Karat 3.5

Item is a strut-folding 35mm rangefinder camera. To facilitate easy loading of 35mm film, Agfa (and Ansco) introduced a 12 exposure cartridge that required no rewinding of the exposed film. The film was just pushed by a simple claw. Our model has ...

Zeiss Ikon Tenax I

Item is a simple camera for 50 exposures ( 24x24mm ) on regular 35mm film . It was built 1939 t0 1941, the low serial No indicates a small production of this camera , possibly because of the war. The foldable lever transported the film and cocked ...

Graflex speed graphic

Item was the official US press photographer's camera. It has a focal plane shutter as well as a front shutter. The lens is Wollensaku 135mm F/4.7 Raptar. The camera has a metal drop bed with two focus knobs. On top is a telescoping sports-fin...

Agfa Karat 3.5

Item is a 35mm camera, using a proprietary 12 exposure film cassette with no moving parts. The sprockets of the camera simply pull the film out and push it into an empty cartridge on the other side. This system with some modifications eventually l...

Argoflex EF

Item is a metal twin lens reflex camera for 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" exposures on 620 format roll film. Coupled front lens focusing.

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...

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.

Retouch Frame

Item is an apparatus used to retouch negatives in a professional studio. These devices were in use since the 1850's in the form of wooden frames with a reflecting surface (mirror) to light a negative and stabilize it for retouching work by kn...

Hit miniature camera

Item is a "Hit" type novelty subminiature camera for 14 x 14 mm exposures on 17.5 mm paper-backed rollfilm. This style of camera was named for the original Hit camera design that inspired many similar cameras. This design is a chrome and...

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...

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.

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.

Agfa Silette Type 1

Item is a simple 35mm camera with Agfa Apotar 1:3.5 45mm lens, Pronto SVS shutter with sync contact, it includes a leather case, And an electric light meter "primat" - also in it's own leather case.

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...

Zeiss Ikon Contessa

Item is a 35mm rangefinder camera. The Contessa comes with a four element (coated) Tessar 45mm f2.8 lens (S# 923318) and a 9 speed Synchro Compur + B shutter. A leather case is included.

Brownie Movie Camera Turret f/1.9

Item is a double run 8mm motion picture camera for amateur, home use. The camera has 3 lenses mounted on a rotating turret: 9mm, 13mm, and 24mm. Double run cameras were used with 8mm film, run through the camera twice, exposing one side of the fil...

Zorki type 1d

Item is a 35mm rangefinder camera with M39 screw mount interchangeable lens manufactured by KMZ plant in Krasnogorsk, Moscov, USSR, between 1948-56. It is a copy of the Leica II. The lens is a Industar-22 (3.5/50mm) (#6080561). The shutter speeds ...

Krasnogorsk Mechanical Factory (KMZ)

Linhof master Technika 1

Item is a bellows camera for 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 exposures on sheet or roll film. The lens is mounted on a non Linhof plate and is a substitute - a Schneider Xenar f4.5 105 mm. lens, with a Compur shutter 1-1/250 . Bellows show repair attempt. Cleaned a...

Cine Kodak K 100

Item is a range-finder, 16 mm motion picture camera for amateur, home use. The spring wound moter will shoot 40 feet of film before needing to be rewound.

Praktica FX3

Item is an 35mm reflex camera with a waist-level viewfinder and a non auto-return mirror. Manufactured in Soviet controlled East Germany, the company and the Desden factory closed after reunification. The lens is a Meyer Gorlitz Domiplan 1:2.8/50mm.

Soligor tele-auto 1:6.3 400mm

Item has interchanghable mount - similar concept to Tamron's adaptall mount. The item has a Nkion mount adapter.American Allied Impex Corporation manufactured photographic equipment under the Soligor brand commencing in 1956.

American Allied Impex Corporation

Baldina - B

Iterm is a 35mm camera that was part of a series manufacutred in Germany from the 1930's until the 1950's. The Baldina has an integrated selenium meter on top. Schneider Kreuznach Xenon lens f1:2 50mm S# 4866522, synchro-compur 1 - 1/500...

Balda-Werk

Kiev-4

Item is a 35 mm rangefinder camera with a smaller and more sensitive exposure meter than the Kiev-3 and 3A. This was an imitation of the CONTAX II, it was built after the original tools had been removed from the Zeiss factory at Jena. The lens is ...

Kiev

Polaroid Land camera, Model 95 B (Speedliner)

Brown leatherette folding camera, single-speed shutter Double Anastigmatic f11/135 mm., revolving diaphram for 8 stops. Produced 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. exposures in approximately 1 minute using Polaroid 40 roll film. Originally retailed for $95 US.

Argus C3 Matchmatic

Item is a 35mm point and shoot cameras. The Argus C3 Matchmatic camera is similar to the C2 but with different colored leatherette covering and different, propriety markings on the exposure settings. The lens is a 50mm f3.5 coated Cintar lens. The...

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.

Minolta-16 P

Item is a subminiature camera, Model P - in original case with strap. Lens is a Rokkor F3.5 /25mm.

Minolta 16II Kit

Item is a silver subminiature camera, for 10 x 14 mm exposures on 16mm film. In original box, includes Minolta brand colour print film, camera case, strap and tripod mount.

Kodak Retina Automatic III

Item is a 35mm film rangefinder camera with a Schneider*Kreuznach Retina-Xenar f:2,8/45mm 4 element lens. The camera allows for shutter priority automatic exposure as well as manual exposure. Exposure is determined with a Gossen Selenium meter. Th...

Kodak A.G.

Agfamatic II

Item is a typical, affordable, point and shoot camera of the sixties. The lens is an Agfa Color Apotar F1:2.8 45mm. Pronormatic shutter, selenium type light meter integrated into top of camera, distances had to be set manually. The camera was dist...

Agfa-Gevaert N.V.

Agfamatic 1A

Item is from a series of camera also known as "Optima" 35mm. Exported to Canada. Has selenium meter. Lens is a Agfa colour Agnar 1:2.8 45mm. Camera has a hot shoe on top, also a leather case (as new). The camera was distributed under the...

Agfa-Gevaert N.V.

Mamiya C3 Professional

Item is a medium format twin lens reflex camera for 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 roll film. Marketed as a professional camera, lenses are interchangeable (both the upper and lower lenses are removed together) without exposing the film. Extra lens inc...

Voigtlander Bessy AK

Item is a camera for use with 126 film. Includes a swing out AG1 flash reflector in body, automatic parallax correction. Three focusing symbols are visible in finder. In autoflash mode distance coupled to aperture. Prontor-matic V 30-125. Automati...

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.

110B Pathfinder

Item is a professional grade camera for 7.2 x 9.5 cm instant exposures on Polaroid 40-series rollfilm. B - 1/300 sec. shutter Rodenstock - Ysarex 1:4.7 f127 mm.

Minolta 16MG

Item is a subminiature camera from the Minolta series, with detachable dedicated electronic flash, carrying case, presentation case, strap. Many accessories were aviailable for this model, including a slide projector, enlarger, and laboratory equi...

Polaroid Automatic 230

Item is a folding, rangefinder, snapshot camera for instant photographs with Polaroid 200 series pack film. Body is grey plastic and does not have a tripod socket, includes a 3-element f8.8 lens. Manuals, accessory flash, timer and carrying case i...

Polaroid Corporation

Canon Dial 35-2

Item is a half-frame camera for exposures on 35mm film. Lens is 28mm, surrounded by the Cadmium Sulphide (CdS) sensor cells that make up the light meter.

Konica Autoreflex T

Item is the first Japanese 35mm SLR camera. The "T" model has automatic TTL shutter-priority metering. It has a Konica Hexanon 1:4 f=21mm lens, serial #7028597, and also includes a Konica Hexanon 1:2.8 100mm lens serial #7230688.

Konishiroku Photo Ind, Co., Ltd.

Minox daylight developing tank

This item is a daylight developing tank, manufactured by Minox and made of bakelite material. The tank comes with two rings to be used in the development of shorter 15 and 36 exposure lengths of film introduced in 1968 and 1969. The thermometer is...

Contarex Super

Item is an oversized single-lens reflex, 35mm camera with many features. The contarex Super has a data back attached and a "wechsel magazine". Item serial number is 20.7856. it comes with a Zeiss Planar 55mm 1:14 lens. There is a polariz...

Wilhelm E. Nassau and Wilfrid Laurier University Media collection

  • F 2011.018
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2011

Fonds consists of records the Wilhelm E. Nassau created during his time at Wilfrid Laurier University, working in the development of the Audio-Visual department as a professor and curator of an extensive collection of photographic and film cameras...

Vivitar EF35

Item is a basic fixed focus point and shoot camera for photographs on 35mm film. Includes built-in flash, motorized film transport, and 38 mm lens.

Hanimex 110 LF tele

Item is marked with the Hanimex brand, though the camera was manufactured by the Vivitar Corporation. It is a 110 format camera with a built-in flash powered by two AA batteries. It has a fixed focus. The photographer can select either a normal or...

Minolta 16 MG-S

Item is a subminiature camera, similar to the Minolta 16 MG, manufactured between 1966 and 1971. The images produced by 16 MG-S are a substantial improvement over the 16 MG. By using single perforated film format, the negative size was increased f...

Polaroid SX70 Land Camera Model 2

Item is a folding, automatic snapshot camera for instant photographs on Polaroid SX-70 film. Includes a 4-element, 116 mm, f8 lens, built-in electronic meter and tripod socket.

Polaroid SX-70 Land camera

Item is a single lens reflex, folding Land camera for instant pictures using Polaroid SX-70 film. The basic folding design was not new, but similar to the "Excentric" camera of R. Guenault (ca. 1905). This compact model incorporates SLR ...

Polaroid Corporation

Nikkormat EL

Item is a manual single-lens reflex 35mm camera. The Nikkormat incorporates an electronically controlled vertical travel shutter. Located on the camera's top panel the shutter speed dial offers speeds from 4 sec to 1/1000 sec. Flash sync for ...

Nikkormat EL

Item is a manual single-lens reflex 35mm camera. The Nikkormat incorporates an electronically controlled vertical travel shutter. Located on the camera's top panel the shutter speed dial offers speeds from 4 sec to 1/1000 sec. Flash sync for ...

Minolta Autopak 400-X

Item is an automatic snapshot camera for photographs on 126 film cartridges. The Minolta model is higher quality than many of the inexpensive, basic cameras for 126 cartridges. While the operation of the camera is simple, the engineering design is...

Fujica ST801

Item is a manual single-lens reflex 35mm camera. This model is the first to employ an LED light metering system and includes an open aperture metering with Pentax thread lens. The camera comes with Fujinon 1:1.8 55mm lens.

Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.

Micro-Nikkor 55mm 1:3.5

Item is a Micro-Nikkor 55mm lens is composed of 5 elements in 4 groups with a picture angle of 43 degrees. The distance Item is scale is graduated in meters and feet from 0.241m (9.5 in.) to infinity. Tthe aperture scale is f3.5 to f32. The lens i...

Pentax K1000

Item is a single-lens reflex 35mm camera with interchagneable lenses. The camera is a fully mechanical, manual camera without program modes. It is often considered the archetypal "student's camera" due to its simplicity of functions...

Asahi Optical Co., Ltd.

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