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The Universal Camera Corp. was organized in New York in early 1933, with the aim of producing a camera that was inexpensive to purchase and easy to use. This is an example of the firm’s first product. It was made in 1933. New, it cost 39¢, while a roll of film cost 10¢. The inscriptions read “Univex” and “Use Univex No. 00 Film Rolls Only” and “Model A Camera / U.S. Pat. Des. / 89,888 / Other U.S. And / Forg’n Pats PDG” and “Universal Camera Corporation / New York, N.Y., U.S.A.”
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overall: 64 mm x 89 mm x 51 mm; 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 in
overall: 1 7/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 4.7625 cm x 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
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Gift of J. Harry DuBois
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