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AnscoShur Shot Junior

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1948. 2¼x3¼'' 120 film, box camera.

Ansco: Shur Shot Junior camera

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by bill339 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:00 am

This is a simple box camera produced by Ansco starting in 1948. There is no aperture and the f-stop is fixed somewhere around f8. It is fixed focus with a range from 5ft to infinity. It does have two brilliant viewfinders acclimated in portrait and landscape. It also has a glass meniscus lens that is located behind the leaf shutter and aperture to obtain the best quality picture from this simplicity. The camera uses 120 rollfilm first introduced by Kodak for their Brownie No. 2 in 1901. The single shutter speed seems to be about 1/30 of a second, best used outdoors with B&W film. The camera has no flash capability nor a tripod socket but its shape did allow the user to use surfaces such as a table to steady the shot. It is made of a variety of materials such as aluminum, steel, wood, cardboard, leather, glass, and Bakelite. The camera sold for about $15.00 when new and it is unknown how many were produced. One of the more distinct features of the camera is the all capitals sans-serif lettering on the front and the plain design. It has no double exposure protection but does have a red view window in the back to keep track of frames. “SHUR SHOT JR”, is pressed into the leather handle that uses the familiar slotted hole and rivet construction.

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