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summer of 1941 ad for one kind of “Midget Marvel” camera

Toronto, The August, 1941 issue of Popular Mechanics ran an advertisement for a camera called the “Midget Marvel”. It was offered for less than $9 American including the leather case.

Some different cameras used the same name, so I am unsure which one is this camera.

However, given the price, specifications and included leather case, I suspect it is an imported remaindered camera. It looks a bit like a Wirgin camera – the post by the viewfinder may have supported an optional rangefinder … Never heard of a ‘Vario‘ shutter before but they were around for awhile.

My thanks to good friend, George Dunbar, for sharing this advertisement with us.

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