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BAKELITE  CAMERAS
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The syntetic resin: BAKELITE  was discovered by LEO BAEKELAND in 1907, USA(click here for more on Leo Baekeland - TIME100)
The bakelite process allowed to design cameras as wish: the classic-look or in a completely new designs.  examples:
1. Folding - like the Soho cameras.
2. Strut/vest - the Hawkette#2 (Kodak) or Soho-B.
3. TLR -like the Lubitel 2 camera
OR original free design like the Univex-A, Purma, Mako  Shark and others.
Colors: either the 'traditional' black or the more colorful red-maroon 'family of colors' or marbeled.
The chemical-formal name of Bakelite is:   polyoxybenzylmethlenglycolanhybride   ;)

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RAJAR NO. 6,  APeM,  UK  ,  c1929
considered to be one of the first bakelite camera

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Q.R.S  KAMRA,  USA,  c1928
one of the earliest bakelite camera (also a very Early still- 35mm)

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PURMA SPECIAL, Hunter, UK  c1937

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No. 2  HAWKETTE,  Kodak,  UK  1930s

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TURIST,  GOMZ,   RUSSIA,  1930s

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UNIVEX  A,  UNIVERSAL,  USA,  1933

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SOHO cameras:  PILOT,  Model B &  CADET,  UK  1930's
Classic-well designed bakelite cameras

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CORONET  VOGUE,  UK,  c1937

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V.P. TWIN,  UK,  c1938
"an excellent and complete SNAPSHOT CAMERA"  (from the booklet...)

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DONALD DUCK camera, made by HERBERT George Co. (Chicago), USA-  c1946
The back shows Disney's DonaldDuck figures

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VARSITY model V (StreaLine), NY USA

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PHOTAX,  FRANCE,  1938-1950's
left to right: First model, II and model V

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3-D CORONET, UK  1950's
click here to jump to the sterero camera's page

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MAKO SHARK, HEALTHWAYS, USA,  1950's
Underwater camera

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SUPERFEX,   ULTRA-FEX,   FRANCE,   1945-55


LUBITEL 2, RUSSIA,  1950's

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PHOTO-MASTER, USA, 1950'S
cute, cheap-simple camera (film:127) - many similar names & models existss






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