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1948-1951. 4.5x6cm exposures on rollfilm, box-type camera. Made by Ansco.

Sears Roebuck: Tower 34 Box camera

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by bill339 » Sun May 07, 2017 12:01 pm

The Sears & Roebuck Tower 43 box camera was first listed in 1948 and production ceased in 1951. The front face of this box camera is entirely chrome as is the lens ring escutcheon. This camera uses 120 type film and was sold in very great quantities by correspondence thanks to the seasonal catalogs of Sears and Roebuck. It is Ansco which manufactured it for Sears. This accounts for when it is opened, the film recommended is format 120 or B2, and B2 is the name of the 120 film by Ansco/Agfa. An optical finder is on right side of the camera and occupies the depth of the camera. The camera also has a red window in the back cover for frame count using the paper backing of the roll film, a frame advance knob that is pulled out to release the film carriage, a red shutter release lever, a two socket flash attach point, a pull out aperture tab with two stings (f/8 to f11), a shutter speed of 1/50 of a second, and it came with a leather handle. The camera originally sold for about $8.50 and $2.50 for the flash unit.

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