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1900s

1910s

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s+

The 1930s camera, wood has all but gone except for the cheaper cameras...and some of those hide it. Thousands upon thousands of differing designs come and go as a public hungry for pictures take up photography en masse. The bellows lens bed camera with lots of black paint are still very much in vogue but now chrome plating supersedes nickel plate. Roughly in the middle of the period 35mm cameras with daylight loading cartridges begin to appear.... Bakelite is used for some cameras and aluminium continues to be used for some parts. The birth of the modern Single Lens Reflex arrives in the form of the ExaKta VP. The Leica arrives, setting a style trend for satin chrome plated top housings and black covered bodies. The style would predominate within a decade... and stay for forty years.

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



Various Kodak Box Cameras


Argus A


Argus C


Dollina 1


Autorange 220


E20


Brillant


E29


KDK 620 Mod. D


Brownie Six-16


Jiffy


Retina 117


KDK Six -16


Fornidar


Purma Special

 
KDK 620 Mod. C

 
Box Tengor

 
Librette

 
Vollenda

 
Billy Clack


Cameo

 
Leica II
& Leica III

 
Midget


Agfa Box
44


Icarette


Six-20 Junior


Ikonta 520/2


Foth Derby

     

Exakta VP
     

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