a kludge of clones

Bakelite 35mm cameras made by Spartus

Toronto. In the late 1930s, a Chicago man embarked on a program to create inexpensive cameras and the Spartus Camera Corporation was born. One of the many cameras to emerge was a bakelite wonder that sold under a variety of names.

If you happen to visit our Fairs, Trunk Sales, or Auctions, you are sure to come across a camera made by Spartus Corp. in Chicago.

Thanks to my friend George Dunbar for the idea and to the “Made in ┬áChicago Museum” for the gory details of the creator of Spartus and many other inexpensive articles.

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