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c1935-1941. Box camera, 116 film, all-metal.

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AGFA ANSCO: Chief camera

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by bill339 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:45 pm

The Agfa Ansco Chief camera was manufactured by the Agfa company in Munich German from 1935 to 1941. This simple box camera was created through a collaboration with the famous American Industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss. Described in advertising as the camera of tomorrow today. It was made of durable steel metal. It featured a built-in shutter release, optical direct viewfinder, waterproof, pebble grain covering, synchronized flash, rotary shutter providing bulb and instantaneous exposures, and a fixed focus meniscus lens mounted in a turret lens mount. The camera was made in two sizes, model JN152 was capable of capturing eight 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch exposures on Agfa PB20 or standard 620 roll film and model JN153 was capable of capturing eight 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch exposures on Agfa PD16 or standard 616 roll film.

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