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The Univex Model A was a small plastic camera made in New York by Universal, introduced in 1933. It has a wire-frame finder with the rear sight moulded onto the body and the front frame folding onto the lens barrel.
Original cost was only $0.39, and it used Universal's no.00 roll film at $0.10 per roll - leading it to sell over three million in three years.
A similar camera, but with a small viewfinder - folding front and rear, is the Norton - introduced in 1934 by Norton Labs, who were later taken over by Universal, and the Norton sold as the Norton-Univex.
Universal also produced a simple stereo camera by mounting two Model A's together, called the Duovex
Links, sources Edit
- Univex cameras on submin.com
- Model A instructions on submin.com
- Duovex photo on Classic-Camera.com
- Universal Camera Corp. patents
- Univex A on www.collection-appareils.fr by Sylvain Halgand