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    Posted 3 years ago

    rniederman
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    In the area of collecting early wood and brass cameras, there are few cross-collectables but they are fun acquisitions when found. This antique glass candy container, in the style of an early red-bellows Kodak folding roll-film camera, is a nice example. I found it long ago (decades ago actually) in the early days of my collecting at an antique store somewhere in the Arizona desert.

    Although well worn with a minor chip and missing its metal tripod, it was too cute to pass up. (A complete example would also have a pneumatic shutter in the form of a string hanging with wood piece hanging from the lens.) I can almost imagine a child’s joy eating candy and playing with this simple toy.

    I forgot about this candy container and recently found it while organizing my shelves of accessories. It brought back pleasant memories of looking for antiques in the pre-Internet days. Even today, the hunt is still the fun part.

    To show its small size, I included a similarly designed camera called a “Korona Special” (also posted here on CW) in the picture.

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    1. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
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    8. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks, vintagegirl66!
    9. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      For those who are curious about the camera in the first picture, here is the Korona Special's CW post URL: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/788-a-rare-and-elegant-1903-presentation-cam
    10. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks, Roycroftbooksfromme1!
    11. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks, egreeley1976!
    12. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!

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