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    Posted 5 years ago

    rniederman
    (312 items)

    Long before specializing in early wood cameras, I collected unusual and quirky apparatus.

    In 1955, Secam (Paris, France) made a series of ‘pen’ style cameras by the name of Stylophot. These weren’t meant to be spy cameras, but something small looking more-or-less like a hefty pen that fits in a pocket. In reality, the side mounted pocket clip is the only thing giving the Stylophot a pen-like appearance.

    This particular example is the “Color” model which includes its original maroon plastic case and instructions. It makes 18 exposures in a 10 x 10 mm format on 16 mm film. Shutter cocking and film advance is done by using the metallic pull-push thingy at the top of the camera.

    Some collectors call this scarce camera cute, but I think of it as odd and interesting for a mid 20th century design.

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    1. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
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    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      BEAUTIFUL!!!
    3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Fascinating camera!

      scott
    4. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
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      Thanks!
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    7. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, f64imager!
    8. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Michael!
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      ~ Amazing Post ~ And ~ Subject matter ~
    10. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
      Thanks!
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