Argus A - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Argus A

1936

International Research Corporation

Ann Arbor

USA

Image of Argus A

Lens:
f4.5, 50 mm, IRCF Anastigmat, iris diaphragm to f11.

Shutter:
Argus-Ilex Precise, speeds 1/25 - 1/200, B, T.

Construction:
Bakelite body.

Format:
36, 24 x 36 mm exposures on 35 mm film held in cassettes.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Film advance is by single sprocket wheel. Auto-stop on film advance. Not coupled to shutter. Automatic frame counter.

Identification:
Early model with single sprocket wheel, no tripod socket and fixed pressure plate.

This was the first Argus and appeared in 1936. Several modifications were made.

References & Notes:
Lothrop, Century, p. 144.

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