Come Fly with me – Falcon 1946 Ad

Falcon Camera c1946. Click camera to see the LIFE magazine ad.

Toronto. The other day my friend George Dunbar sent me an ad from a June, 1946 issue of LIFE magazine. For many years various vendors offered this and similar cameras to attendees at our fairs. The cheap plastic cameras used readily available 127 film so they could be used or collected.

George’s ad brought back memories of the days after the war when these cameras let an owner pretend to be using a miniature 35mm camera instead of what was basically a box camera dressed up as a more desirable minicam. There are lots of details about Falcon cameras on the web. For example, Camerapedia has this article on the American Falcon miniature camera.

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