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Coronet Rapide (Tiranty)

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Coronet Rapide is a folding 120 film camera manufactured under license of Coronet Co., Birmingham, England by Tiranty Company, Paris, France and produced in late 1940s and early 1950s [1]

Same camera was manufactured Coronet Camera Co. in England in the same periods also. (Lens-shutter front plate is white)

Coronet was a British camera maker based in Birmingham. It manufactured a variety of cheap box and folding cameras until 1967. After the WW2 it worked together with the French company Tiranty to avoid French import restrictions. Several Coronet camera models were made in France, some with Boyer lenses, and some with instruction imprints in French.


  • Format 6x9cm, film 120 roll
  • Self-erecting bellows
  • Simple meniscus lens f/11 (f/16 ?)
  • Fixed focus
  • Shutter: spring rotary, speeds Instant (about 1/30 or 1/50) and Time
  • Eye-level optical reverse telescop viewfinder

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). p.223


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