a Canadian collection

Canadian Kodak Duex Camera and box (instructions inside box)

Toronto. At our December meeting, Mark Singer suggested ways to categorize camera collecting. Having a very wide range of interests, Mark focusses one one segment of still camera collecting: cameras made in Canada.

He demonstrated this with an example of a 1940-42 Kodak Duex, complete with the original box, and instructions. The camera clearly states “Made in Canada” on the lens plate. Mark acknowledged that many cameras etc. so marked were actually assembled in Canada from parts mainly made elsewhere. This style of “manufacture” reduced the duty charged on finished goods. In the case of the Duex, Mark said it was one of the few Kodak models actually made here making it relatively rare.

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