Tōa Kinzoku (東亜金属) was a Japanese company based in Shitaya (Tokyo) in 1943.[1] At the time, it was the maker of the Midget subminiature camera distributed by Misuzu Shōkai.[2] This camera was initially made by Jilona Shōkai from 1937, and the nature of the relationship between these two companies is unknown.

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  1. Its address in 1943 was Tōkyō-to Shitaya-ku Nishi-machi 17 (東京都下谷区西町17). Source: "Kokusan shashinki no genjōchōsa" ("Inquiry into Japanese cameras"), listing the Japanese camera production as of April 1943.
  2. "Kokusan shashinki no genjōchōsa" ("Inquiry into Japanese cameras"), item 187.

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