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1935-1941. Box-type camera, 116 film, 2½x4¼ exposures.

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AGFA ANSCO: Cadet D-6 camera

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by bill339 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:07 pm

Manufactured from 1935 to 1941 by Agfa Ansco (which later became part of GAF Corporation) in Binghamton, New York. A common box camera of the day with uncommon features. Agfa Ansco made several versions of this camera. They used either “B2” film (a.k.a. 120 film) or “D6” film (a.k.a. 116 film) and earlier cameras had art deco face plates. This one uses D6 film. The lens opening has a clear filter fitted in place to protect the shutter behind. The actual taking lens is really attached to the film transport box (which is removable for film loading) on the inside of the camera. More than just point and click, this camera has two additional levers just above the shutter release. The top one, labeled “Diaphragm” is fully “open” when all the way in, brings in a yellow filter at the next indent and pull all the way up slips in a smaller aperture hole. The lever in the middle, labeled “Time” give a normal shutter when down or you could pull it up and get the equivalent of “Bulb” on other cameras and hold the shutter open. The Camera body measures: 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".

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by Madd10 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:54 am

There seems to be a duplicate entry for this camera in the database - there is also a Ansco, Cadet Box D6 ... ox-D6.html I think both entries should be merged.

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by bill339 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:55 pm

Here is the comment I left under the Ansco Cadet Box D-6 camera. "This is the same camera as the Agfa Ansco Cadet D-6. It is suggested by Madd10 to merge the information for both and I agree."

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