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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.

16 comments

  1. grazie

    grazie

    that's a cool looking camera!

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  2. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    ^..^ It looks so beautiful..

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  3. b0rn2b1ush

    b0rn2b1ush

    pretty cam!

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  4. deepfried_goodness

    deepfried_goodness

    Nicely done my friend. It's great to give new life to old cameras.

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  5. ohlordy

    ohlordy

    very nice!

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  6. cc-in-paris

    cc-in-paris

    very cool cam!

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  7. i_am_four-eyes

    i_am_four-eyes

    Nicely done! It looks very cool!

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  8. marcel2cv

    marcel2cv

    What a lovely camera! :-)

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  9. domemerson

    domemerson

    Great find.

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  10. clickiemcpete

    clickiemcpete

    Thanks! Yeah, the wood appears to be mahogany. It has a dovetailed sliding back cover so it's really simple but nicely made.

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  11. earlybird

    earlybird

    nice camera :)

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  12. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    Nice job refurbishing this camera.

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  13. kaffeeschwester

    kaffeeschwester

    What a beauty !!

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  14. kibs

    kibs

    That is way cool!

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  15. ajagee24701

    ajagee24701

    Cool camera!!!

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  16. allanbendiksen

    allanbendiksen

    What a beautiful camera.

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