Petal - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Petal

c. 1948

Round model

Sakura

Occupied Japan

Image of Petal

Lens:
Meniscus, fixed aperture.

Shutter:
Sector, spring powered, T & I settings, capping blade. Safety setting to prevent release.

Construction:
Metal.

Format:
6, 5 mm diameter exposures on a 24 mm diameter disc of cut-film held in a light-tight cassette.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Film advance is by rotating the back of the camera. Not coupled to shutter. Exposure counter. Exposure prevention clip.

With:
Original wooden box. Instructions. Cassette with film, in box.

The Petal was first produced with a round body and later with an octagonal body. It is well-made with an ingenious daylight loading cassette.

Accessories
  • Punch to cut film from 35 mm stock.
  • Negative holder with handle for use when developing.
  • Film storage box.

Illustrations:
MA, 1604. Octagonal model.

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