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a c1924 miniature camera

Toronto. Not all minicams used 35mm movie film bits – some used paper-backed Kodak roll film. I once had a few of these delightfully compact little Kodak gems. This ad by Kodak in 1924 was reproduced on the back of … Continue reading

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have muscles, can use an Auto Graflex …

Toronto. Back in late 1986, the late Larry Boccioletti (co-founder and past president of the PHSC) wrote in the “Treasures from my Collection” column about his amazing find of a near perfect ‘Auto Graflex’ camera originally purchased (perhaps used) by … Continue reading

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what on earth is a FLOTEMAR

Toronto. The late John Kantymir and his father both collected cameras – some very rare. One camera John came across simply had the name “FLOTEMAR” embossed on its base. No other name or country was indicated. A Google search was … Continue reading

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a metal miniature camera

Toronto. Many of us think miniature cameras stem from the 1920s when the Leica was announced but there were many earlier ones. In this case it is a French camera named after Monsieur Marion, and sold around 1885. The late … Continue reading

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bulls eye!

Toronto. In issue 38-3 we reproduce Frank B. Mehlenbacher’s well researched tale of the world’s largest camera manufacturer and its connection with Kodak in Rochester. The manufacturer, Brownell, was born in Ontario and moved to the States when he was … Continue reading

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pre dating the reflex

Toronto. Camera makers could design a camera that used a lens to view and a second one to capture the scene, but did not know how to name the design. The term “divided camera’ fell flat and the term ‘reflex’ … Continue reading

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think this Sunday, think trunk sale

Toronto. A favourite PHSC event is the annual summer trunk sale in honour of the late Larry Boccioletti. Pictured at left is a scene from the July 15, 2018 sale. As usual the sale will be outdoors in the morning … Continue reading

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pas de duex

Toronto. The late Stan White chose to highlight the little Kodak Duex camera in the column “A Treasure from my Collection”. Only retailed for a couple of years, the Duex was an ugly duckling to camera collectors. Stan begins the … Continue reading

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triple tengor tango

Toronto. After WW1, the German camera industry was in a crisis – too many companies making too many cameras that were very similar. The government invited  Zeiss to  the dance and the mighty Zeiss-Ikon was formed. Zeiss Ikon and a … Continue reading

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colour! colour! colour!

Toronto. Like Leonardo before him, a Frenchman came up with all the ways to create colour photography long before technology made them possible. One concept was to catch the image simultaneously on three B&W plates, each plate exposed through a … Continue reading

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