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Posted 4 years ago

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JohnKratz
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No doubt you are familiar with Philips, one of the largest electronics companies in the world. Way back in 1950, they manufactured this beautiful bakelite camera for 6cm square exposures on 620 film.
The design, with its integrated flash reflector, is quite similar to the Spartus Press Flash, but this camera is far more scarce.

The "Philips shield" logo, seen below the lens, made its first appearance in 1938. As the company was primarily known for its radios at the time, the wavy lines are meant to represent radio waves, while the stars represent the evening sky through which the radio waves would travel.
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See also the Spartus Press Flash:
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/18977-spartus-press-flash

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  1. arfi, 4 years ago
    any idea where i can get the battery. cause i have one of this camera n wanna use it. but i had no battery.

    sorry for my bad english lol..
  2. JohnKratz JohnKratz, 4 years ago
    I do not have the box or instructions for this camera, and cannot find anything online, so I have no idea what kind of batteries it takes. Sorry I can't help you with that, but you could still use the camera without using the flash.
  3. arfi, 4 years ago
    I have both the box & instructions (still in pretty good condition) but the language is in dutch. i dont understand the language. in that instruction says about the batteries size is half of AA size (i guest...). Here some pics for my philips box flash camera. Maybe later i can upload the full instrctions picture.

    http://i51.tinypic.com/hskn4h.jpg
    http://i56.tinypic.com/5mg4kn.jpg

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