Sone Shunsuidō (曽根春翠堂) was a Japanese camera maker and distributor, founded in 1902 and based in Tokyo, Kanda. In the 1920s, the manufacturing branch was called Tokyo Camera Works and used the "T.C.W." initials.
Camera list Edit
- Adam (4×5cm, 1918)
- Sweet, Alpha and Pony Sweet (4×5cm, 1918)
- Speed Reflex (c.1919) made by Kuribayashi
- X (5.5×8cm)
- Secrette (4×5cm and 4.5×6cm, 1923)
- Apollo and Lloyd (6.5×9cm, 1923)
- Convex Reflex (6.5×9cm SLR, 1924)
- Tokioscope (4×10.5cm or 45×107mm stereo, c.1926–8)
- Monarch (4.5×6cm)
- Special East (6.5×9cm, 1929)
- ↑ Lewis, p.28. The address was Kanda Ogawamachi-dōri Nishikimachi 1 (神田小川町通錦町一丁目). Source: advertisements in Ars Camera February 1922, November 1924, June and December 1926, and advertisements in Asahi Camera March 1928 (p.A18) and May 1929 (p.A26).
- ↑ Lewis, p.36; Baird, p.42.
- Ars Camera. Advertisements by Sone Shunsuidō in February 1922 and November 1924. No page numbers.
- Asahi Camera. Advertisement by Sone Shunsuidō in May 1929, p.A26.
- Baird, John R. Collectors guide to Kuribayashi-Petri Cameras. Grantsburg, WI (USA): Centennial Photo Service, 1991. ISBN 0-931838-16-9. P.42.
- Lewis, Gordon, ed. The History of the Japanese Camera. Rochester, N.Y.: George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film, 1991. ISBN 0-935398-17-1 (paper), ISBN 0-935398-16-3 (hard).