Coronet Midget camera

Made:
1935 in Birmingham
maker:
Coronet Camera Company

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Coronet Midget camera, 1935 A miniature camera for 16mm wide rollfilm, made from brown moulded bakelite
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Coronet midget camera. Manufactured by Coronet Camera Company, Birmingham. Dark brown Bakelite. For 16mm rollfilm 18 x 13" pictures. Simple lens fitted with fixed focus and aperture, instantaneous shutter with accidental exposure prevention, and optical vision finder.

Coronet Midget camera manufactured by the Coronet Camera Company in Birmingham, England, 1935.

Given away free with breakfast cereal the Midget was a sub miniature camera for 16mm wide rollfilm. With a moulded Bakelite body the camera was made in a range of colours including brown, black, walnut, green, rose, olive and blue. Described by its makers as 'A REAL camera and not just a novelty' a company advertising brochure called the it ‘The world's smallest camera’.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/1329
Materials:
bakelite, glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified)
type:
sub miniature camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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