Posted 5 years ago
And now for something completely different from my early wood and brass cameras; a novelty camera made by Ansco for the Bear Photo Company. I bought this camera for my wife years ago because she collects antique bear related items.
The Bear Photo Special is a simple metal box camera, based on the Ansco Cadet B2, that makes 6 x 9 cm images on roll film. The artsy etched metal front has an outline of a walking bear in front of a deco style sunburst. It also has a nice brass colored badge in the shape of a walking bear with “Bear Photo Service.”