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    Posted 11 years ago

    JohnKratz
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    Ansco merged with Agfa in 1928, and cameras bearing the Agfa-Ansco name were produced until about 1943, when the company's association with Germany became a problem at the outset of WW2. During those 15 years, they made alot of cameras, including many folding-bed models. I think this one is the most attractive one of all, mainly because of the elegant art-deco design on the sides.

    Rather than assigning model names, most of Agfa-Ansco's folders were referred to by the name of the lens on the camera, along with the type of film it took ("PB-20" film is equivalent to Kodak's 620 film). This makes things a bit confusing. When I was looking for this camera, I had to search for combinations of PB-20, PD-16, Antar, Tripar, etc.
    I'm glad to have found this one, and at a reasonable price. The ones with this particular deco pattern tend to bring higher prices than similar, but less-fancy models.

    This camera was made c1935 in Binghamton, NY.

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    Comments

    1. guymannering guymannering, 10 years ago
      Just want to say that I wish everybody posted nice, sharp, crisp photos like yours.
    2. JohnKratz JohnKratz, 10 years ago
      Thanks, Guy!
    3. gramcroft gramcroft, 10 years ago
      Very elegant camera,have seen many agfas, but never like this.Sharp photos as well.
    4. smsorensen27 smsorensen27, 9 years ago
      The "accordian" type cameras are a personal favorite of mine :) Really nice! and it looks like it's in awesome condition too
    5. JohnKratz JohnKratz, 9 years ago
      Thank you!

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