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"Slot machine makes perfect portraits"

Item is an article published in the Science and Invention magazine, in 1927. The article details the Photomaton, a photo booth similar to the Phototeria, invented by Anatol N. Josepho, and located at 1659 Broadway, in New York City.

Science and invention magazine

Contaflex II

Item is a 35mm, single lens reflex camera manufactured by the Zeiss Ikon Company. This model, introduced in 1954, has a Tessar 45mm f2.8 lens and synchro-compur leaf shutter. The camera has a built-in, uncoupled selenium exposure meter and a telephoto lens attachment that slides over the original lens (Teleskop 1.7 x NR 2507248).

Leica iif

Item is a small, hand-held metal camera with black vulcanite cover on body. Summitar lens (f=5cm), strap and lens cap included.

Leica R4

Item is a small hand held 35mm camera with metal and black vulcanite case. Two large metal rings attached on either side for a strap (not included). No lens included.

Mamiya c330

Item is a twin lens reflex medium format camera. Features on this model include a self-cocking winding crank with double exposure prevention.

Yashica LM

Item is a typical medium format twin lens reflex camera, designed to resemble a Rolleiflex. The "LM", for light meter, indicates that this model has a selenium cell exposure meter on top, with meter control on left side. Shutter: Copal MX. 80mm f3.5 Yashicor Lens.

Yashica Co. Ltd.

Ikoflex III camera

Item is a medium format twin lens reflex camera manufactured by Zeiss Ikon. this is the last pre-war Ikoflex model, released in June of 1939 and made in Stuttgart, Germany. For 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format roll film. The focusing screen has a condenser, magnifier for focusing and an “albada” finder (sports finder) in the hood. The viewing lens is an f3.5, 7.5 cm Teronar Anastigmat, lower lens is a Triotar f 3.5, 7.5 cm, Carl Zeiss Jena. Shutter is a Zeiss Ikon Compur Rapid, with speeds of 1 - 1/400 second and Bulb. Model number "853/16" is stamped under the lens assembly. Inside the viewfinder is a chart for seasonal exposure times.

Foth-Flex II

Item is a medium format, twin lens reflex camera for 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format film. Lens is an Anistigmant 75mm, F2.5 with a cloth focal plane shutter (speeds from 2 second to 1/500th). This model of camera was available in both left and right-handed models.

Rolleicord Model 1

Item is an inexpensive version of the classic Rolleiflex medium format, twin lens reflex camera with fewer features. Shot 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 film; adapters could be obtained to shoot with 35mm and sheet film. The lens is a Zeiss Triotar f 3.8, 7.5cm with a 28.5 filter screw mount.

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.

Rolleiflex Grey Baby

Item is a knob-advance twin lens reflex camera for 4 x 4 cm exposures on 127 format film. More compact than other twin lens reflex cameras, with a smaller negatives, the Grey Body has a Xenar f3.5 lens with a Syncrho compur shutter. The camera comes in a gray leather case and is equipped with an ultra violet Waltz filter and a lens hood.

Kalimar Reflex

Item is a single lens reflex camera 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 roll film. Made by Fujita Optical Company for Kalimar (in the USA), the cloth focal plane shutter allows exposures from B to 1/500 sec. Film counter set manually at the first exposure (start at arrow on film back) Sports style viewfinder on viewer shaft.

Salyut Kiev 88C

Item is a medium format, single lens reflex replica of the Swedish Hasselblad 1600 F camera manufactured in Russia. For 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format film. Shutter is a foil focal plane style. Camera kit includes 2 film backs, an eye level viewfinder and 80 mm 2.8 lens.

Nicholas M. and Marilyn A. Graver Photographic Publications Collection

  • F 2005.003
  • Arquivo
  • 1893-2005

The collection consists of small pamphlets or periodicals issued by camera manufacturers to promote the sale of camera equipment or encourage the use of their films and apparatus. Most issues were published by the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY, but there are a few issues from other Kodak branches and other photographic companies. A couple of fiction stories and comic books on the topic of crime photography are included as well.

Many books on the history of photography were also part of the collection, catalogued in the Ryerson Library database: http://innopac.lib.ryerson.ca/search~S0/X?graver+collection&SORT=AX

"Five-a-Minute and a Million!"

Item is an article about the Phototeria, written by Frederick Griffin and published in the Toronto Star Weekly on April 14th, 1928.

Griffin, Frederick

Photographing Machine, Patent #289763: Drawings

Item includes a 6 page document with technical drawings that included the 1929 patent application that David A. McCowan made for the "Photographing Machine" (Phototeria).

McCowan, David A.

Photographing Machine, Patent #289763: Claims

Item is a document outlining the patent claims being made by David A. McCowan for the photographing machine (Phototeria) as part of the patent process undertaken in 1929.

McCowan, David A.