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The Coronet Camera Company
was a British
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company most noted for its box camera
The box camera is, with the exception of the pin hole camera, a camera in its simplest form. The form of the classic box camera is no more than a cardboard or plastic box with a lens in one end and film at the other. A simple box camera has only a single element meniscus fixed focus lens and...
s manufactured in the 1950s.
Notable products include:
- The Coronet Ambassador - a box camera taking 6x9cm format pictures on 120 film
120 is a film format for still photography introduced by Kodak for their Brownie No. 2 in 1901. It was originally intended for amateur photography but was later superseded in this role by 135 film...
- The Coronet Flashmaster - a conventional 120 film camera with flash synchronization, taking 6x6cm format pictures
- The Coronet Cadet - a similar camera to the Flashmaster, without flash synchronization
- The Coronet Twelve-20 - a box camera taking 6x6cm format pictures on 120 film and 620 film
In the main, Coronet produced budget cameras. They remain common and can be cheaply obtained on the second hand market.
The Coronet Camera Company was founded in Birmingham
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, by F.W. Pettifer, in about 1926. In 1946, the company became Coronet Ltd. The company continued to produce cameras until 1967.