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I was doing a search on Ebay recently for 127 cameras. There are tons of neat older cameras that use 127 film and I like to look and see what is out there sometimes. Well, this thing popped up. It's from 1945 and it was sold as a kit camera from the classfied ads page in Popular Science magazine. These are very rare, only a few examples are known. Mine was beat up and neglected but even though it's rare it isn't really worth too much so I decided to go ahead and make it my own kit camera. So I fixed up the shutter, took it apart and cleaned everything, then lightly refinished the wood, stole a red window off another camera and installed it. Then I gave it a fresh coat of shellac which would have been a period correct treatment. It looks and works great now.,

clickiemcpete Taken by clickiemcpete with a 1945 Hollycam Special (Wooden Kit Camera) loaded with Efke 100 film in Gill, MA, United States. This photo can also be found in the album 1945 Hollycam Special.

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  1. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    The camera sounds like such a great find. I'm loving the photos too.

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