Camera Lite camera Model B

Made:
1955 in Japan
maker:
Suzuki Optical Company

Camera Lite Camera, Model B An unusual combination of subminiature cine camera and cigarette lighter
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Box of 3 Minori Pan SS films for Suzuki Camera Lite Model b. 6x6mm 20 exposures; high speed, non-halation, fine grade, ultra. Develop before January 1957. With instruction leaflet.

Camera Lite Camera, Model B, made by the Suzuki Optical Company in Japan in 1955.

An unusual combination of sub miniature cine camera and cigarette lighter, the Camera Lite took specially manufactured 8mm wide film in small magazines. In 1953 the Suzuki Optical Company’s Echo 8 sub miniature lighter/camera was featured in ‘Roman Holiday’ (Paramount Pictures). The film increased demand which Suzuki could not keep up with. As a result they brought out the Camera Lite as a cheaper, simpler version of the Echo 8.

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Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/7147/3
Materials:
cardboard, rollfilm
Measurements:
box: 20 mm x 30 mm x 35 mm,
instructions: 60 mm x 135 mm
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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