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  Beacon Two-Twenty Five by Whitehouse

The Beacon Two-Twenty Five Camera was manufactured from approximately 1950 to 1959 by Whitehouse Products Inc., of Brooklyn New York. The camera was made of plastic bakelite with a built-in view finder and a telescoping lens. This camera came in multiple colors including black, white, beige, turquoise and red. It was capable of capturing 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch (6 x 6 cm) exposures on number 620 roll film. It was fitted with an two optically ground 46mm Whitmar coated and color corrected lenses and a simple shutter providing a single instantaneous speed of approximately 1/50 and also time setting. It had two aperture settings for color or black and white film. It featured a safety lock shutter to prevent accidental exposures, a red window in back to view exposure count. It was originally priced at $14.95. The colored models tend to sell on the high end and the Black models on the low end.

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