Miniature Camera - Coronet Midget
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Coronet Camera Company in Birmingham, England, produced Midget cameras from 1935 until 1943. The company specialised in making extremely cheap, simple cameras with their own attachments and accessories. The Coronet Midget came in several different colours (blue was the rarest), with subtle differences of design which made the cameras very collectable. The Coronet catalogue advertised that for a little extra, you could buy matching coloured Morocco grained leather cases for your Midget camera, or even a pocket-sized print enlarger called the ‘Scoper’. The Midget was sold with its own 6-exposure film.
Despite its simplicity and attractive design, the camera’s slow exposure time meant that it was probably not used very much, especially not by serious photographers.
Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.