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1925-1932. 2½x4¼'' rollfilm, folding camera. 'Ostrich Grain' covering. You can find additional photos on David Tomei: Readyset Royal 1A Page.

Ansco: Readyset Royal No.1A brown camera

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Condition Price
 2015-04-27
 5G
 $49
 2003-02-28
 B
 $34
 2002-01-01
 B
 ~$17
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by bill339 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:42 am

The Readyset Royal No.1, 1A cameras were manufactured by Agfa Ansco between 1925 and 1932. The Readyset Royal cameras were made distinctive by their coverings. The camera features were similar to that of the regular Ansco Readyset. These folding cameras were constructed of metal. They were fitted with a fixed focus lens with an f/8 aperture mounted in a simple instantaneous 1/30 of a second leaf shutter with a manual time release setting. In 1925 Ansco first released the Ostrich version. This version had a genuine leather covering dyed golden-brown and pimpled to resemble Ostrich skin and the bellows are maroon. In 1931 the second version was the Silver Fox version. This version also had a genuine leather covering but it was dyed brown and black to look like the fur of a silver fox which gave the camera a truly unique and enduring design. The exposed metal parts are painted with grey enamel and the bellows are black. The 1A produces a 2½”x 4¼'' picture. The Readyset Royal 1A uses B2 Agfa film, 4A Ansco film, or 120 Kodak film. It also has a plunger shutter release socket and a shutter release lever. Other features are two foot rests for horizontal and vertical tabletop pictures plus two ¼” 20 thread tripod sockets for horizontal and vertical exposures.

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