Robin Hood - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Robin Hood

Mid 1950s

Standard Camera Co.

Birmingham

England

Image of Robin Hood

Lens:
Two, meniscus lenses.

Shutter:
Single-blade guillotine with capping blade, spring powered.

Construction:
Multi-coloured Bakelite body.

Format:
2, 40 x 50 mm exposures on 45 x 107 mm cut-film.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Waist-level brilliant view-finder.
The film is held in the camera itself without a dark-slide and is loaded in the dark.
Single exposure facility by selection lever on the camera front.

With:

  • Two Safety Films in envelopes, ortho 29 Scheiner. Packet of Gaslight paper, vigorous glossy.
  • Cardboard viewer.

The Robin Hood was intended for use by children, even so, producing a camera that has to be loaded in the dark is odd. It is similar to the Coronet 3D camera of the same period both having a black Bakelite body with multi-coloured flecks. There was probably a close link between the two companies.

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