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2004/44/12-2 Box camera and packaging, part of collection, 'Kamra', metal / glass/ cardboard, Q R S Devry Corporation, United States of America, 1923-1933. Click to enlarge.

Box camera and packaging

Made
35 mm film was first introduced for Edison's Kinetograph film but was not of sufficient quality for still film until the early 1900s. Another factor which limited the uptake of 35 mm film was the competition from Kodak's multitude of film sizes. It was not until the 1930's that this smaller film size started to become a popular and it was from this time that 35mm cameras began to dominate the market.

A number of camera manufacturers had attempted to market the format but it was not until …

Summary

Object No.

2004/44/12-2

Object Statement

Box camera and packaging, part of collection, 'Kamra', metal / glass/ cardboard, Q R S Devry Corporation, United States of America, 1923-1933

Physical Description

Box camera and packaging, 'Kamra', metal / Bakelite / cardboard, made by the Q R S Devry Corporation, Chicago, United States of America, 1923-1933

Rectangular box camera, 35mm, made of brown and black mottled Bakelite with glass lens. Viewfinder, switches and dials of metal are arranged along the top. The back plate comes off to reveal the film chamber. There is a short brown leather carry strap at one end. The camera comes with a cardboard box with lid covered with dark brown paper.

Marks

Camera: back 'OPEN Q.R.S. KAMRA CLOSE/THE Q.R.S. Co-CHICAGO-U.S.A./PAT.PEND.', strap 'CHICAGO Q.R.S. KAMRA ILLINOIS'. under strap 'SERIES NoA 1971'.
Box: printed label at each end 'QRS/Trade Mark Reg./35mm/KAMRA/40 Pictures to each Film Cartridge/The QRS COMPANY/CHICAGO, ILL./New York San Francisco'.

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