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Akita Seisakusho (秋田製作所) was a Japanese camera maker based in Tokyo, Arakawa. It produced the Mycro and Mycroflex subminiature cameras in the early 1940s. (One document might suggest that the Mycro, released in 1939, was initially produced by the company Mycro-sha, maybe a predecessor to Akita.)
It is not known if the Akita company survived under that name after 1945, and the name of the Mycro's manufacturer in the postwar period is unclear. The name Mycro Camera Co. Ltd. appearing on the Mycro IIIA in the early 1950s is perhaps that of Akita's successor.
- ↑ Its address in 1941–3 was Tōkyō-to Arakawa-ku Nippori-chō (東京都荒川区日暮里町) 4–1143. Source: "Kokusan shashinki no genjōchōsa" ("Inquiry into Japanese cameras"), and advertisement dated November 1941 reproduced in Awano, p.8 of Camera Collectors' News no.274.
- Asahi Camera (アサヒカメラ) editorial staff. Shōwa 10–40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi (昭和10–40年広告にみる国産カメラの歴史, Japanese camera history as seen in advertisements, 1935–1965). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994. ISBN 4-02-330312-7.
- Awano Mikio (粟野幹男). "Maikuro kamera (senzenhen)" (マイクロカメラ[戦前編], Mycro camera [prewar edition]). In Camera Collectors' News no.274 (April 2000). Nishinomiya: Camera Collectors News-sha.
- "Kokusan shashinki no genjōchōsa" (国産写真機ノ現状調査, Inquiry into Japanese cameras), listing Japanese camera production as of April 1943. Reproduced in Supuringu kamera de ikou: Zen 69 kishu no shōkai to tsukaikata (スプリングカメラでいこう: 全69機種の紹介と使い方, Let's try spring cameras: Presentation and use of 69 machines). Tokyo: Shashinkogyo Syuppan-sha, 2004. ISBN 4-87956-072-3. Pp.180–7.