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Japanese plate box cameras (edit)
No.0 (4×5cm) Adam | Hayatori Renshūyō
atom (4.5×6cm) Atom Hayatori Shashinki
meishi (5.5×8cm) Cherry
tefuda (8×10.5cm) Champion | Cherry | Sakura Army | Sakura Honor | Sakura Navy
nimaigake (8×12cm) Sakura Honor
kabine (12×16.5cm) Sakura Honor
Japanese plate film: monocular, folding bed, strut-folding and SLR ->
3×4 and 4×4, 4×5 and 4×6.5, 4.5×6, 6×6 and 6×9 ->

The Hayatori Renshūyō (早取練習用, meaning Fast picture-taking trainer) is a Japanese box camera, sold by Ōsaka Shashinki Shōkai on mail order. It was an early example of yen-camera (camera sold for a single yen).

The camera is only known from a single advertisement.[1] The drawing is exactly the same as that found in older catalogues for the Britannia No.0.[2] It shows a simple box, held in someone's left hand, with the right hand removing the lens cap to expose the film; no viewfinder is visible. The picture format is not mentioned, but it was probably No.0-size (4×5cm), the same as the Britannia.

The camera is listed in three versions without a shutter, priced at ¥1, ¥1.50 and ¥2.50, and in three shutter-equipped versions, priced at ¥3.50, ¥5 and ¥7. It was supplied with chemicals and a user manual.[3]

Notes Edit

  1. Advertisement reproduced in Morishita, p.70 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.22.
  2. Drawing of the Britannia No.0 reproduced in this page of the R. Konishi Rokuoh-sha website.
  3. The text reads as follows: "薬品独習書等を揃へて添送る".

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