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1900s

1910s

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s+

In the 1920s, camera construction begins to evolve - wood starts to give way to metal bodied cameras. Industrialised mass production techniques reduced the cost of buying a camera so that the general public took to making snapshots. Camera styling becomes noticebly austere, black paint predominates, black leather bellows and black leatherette covering feature in many designs, brightened by nickel plated parts and occasionally chrome plating. Aluminium starts to feature in the construction of cameras as pressings or castings.

Select a vintage camera image, below, to view details, most cameras have 360° views. Pictures are not to scale.



Speed Reflex


VP-Ensign


Ica


No.1 Autograghic


No.1 Autographic


No.2 Bownie


Ansco No.3 V.P.


No.1 Pkt. Jnr


1925 VPK


1920 VPK


Recomar


Unknown


Various Kodak Box Cameras


Ensignette
     

 

     

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