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| 1939 Cub, lens retracted|
by Fray Bentos
The Coronet Cub is a fairly simple viewfinder camera made by Coronet in Birmingham, England, in several versions, starting c.1939. Each has a plastic body with a sprung telescoping front. The Cub models have a folding frame viewfinder, replaced by a fixed tubular finder in 1948 on the Anastigmat and Flash models, and later a finder built-in to the top plate.
Coronet Cubs use 828 film, taking 28x40mm images.
The Coronet Viscount is a broadly similar but later camera.
The Cub name was also used for a small plastic advertising camera.
- Cub - 1939 - all plastic, single-speed shutter, fixed-focus lens
- Cub - 1946 - metal top and bottom plates, f10 lens
- Cub Flash - 1948 - flash sync, f11 lens with two apertures, I/T shutter
- Cub Anastigmat - 1948 - flash sync, focusing f6.3 lens, 3-speed shutter