Ilford Advocate camera, Series II

Made:
c. 1953 in Ilford
distributor:
Ilford Limited
manufacturer:
Kennedy Instruments Ltd.

Ilford Advocate camera, Series II Ilford Advocate camera, Series II by Kennedy Instruments Limited, England, c. 1953
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Ilford Advocate camera, No 1919-6985. Solid body for 35mm film 24 x 36mm. With a coated Dallmeyer Anastigmat lens F:35mm f/3.5-22, No.439410. Behind lens 2 blade shutter with capping blade, 25/50/100/150/200/B. Direct vision optical finder. Two-pin socket flash contact. Helical focusing. White stove enameled finish, matt plated shutter and aperture rings. Similar to 1990-5036/3996. Ilford Ltd.

Ilford Advocate camera, Series II by Kennedy Instruments Limited, England, c. 1953.

Solid body for 35mm film 24 x 36mm. With a coated Dallmeyer Anastigmat lens F:35mm f/3.5-22, No.439410. Behind lens 2 blade shutter with capping blade, 25/50/100/150/200/B. Direct vision optical finder. Two-pin socket flash contact. Helical focusing. White stove enameled finish, matt plated shutter and aperture rings.

The Ilford Advocate was introduced in 1949 was unique in having an ivory enamel finish. A review in the British Journal Photographic Almanac stated that ‘The 'Advocate' is a landmark in British camera construction. As pleasing in appearance as it is accurate in construction’. In 1950 the camera cost £15-15-0.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/3997
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown)
type:
35mm camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
  • miniature camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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