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Herbert GeorgeOfficial Boy Scouts of America (3-way)

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c1950s. 127 film, 4x4cm exposures, viewfinder camera. Hinged door exposing flash on top of the front plate. Same as Imperial Mark 27.

Herbert George: Official Boy Scouts of America (3-way) camera

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by bill339 » Fri May 05, 2017 7:47 pm

The Official 3-Way Boy Scouts Camera was originally manufactured by the Herbert George Company of Chicago Illinois in the 1950s. This was the same camera as the Mark 27, except it carry different styling and the Boys Scout logo on the flip up flash cover. It was an innovative design as it incorporated the view finder and flash unit as part of the camera, and also provided a decorative cover for the flash unit when not in use. The camera was simple, compact and inexpensive and entirely made of plastic. It featured a simple fixed focus meniscus lens, and a switch to adjust the aperture for color or black and white film. It was capable of capturing 2 X 2 inch color slides, kodacolor or B&W pictures on number 127 roll film. It used the small number AG-1 flash bulbs sometimes called "jelly bean" bulbs. This camera sold for $5.95, which was more than the Boy Scout Mark XII.

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