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  Penny King Featherweight Camera

The Penny King Featherweight Camera was sold by the Penny King Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in circa 1955. The camera itself was probably made in Hong Kong. It was a cheap plastic camera fitted with 55mm lens described as a Magic Lens that gives sharp clear prints and beautiful enlargements and an instantaneous shutter providing 1/50 of a second speed. Usage instructions were printed on the top lid. The Penny King Company was mainly a bulk vending supply company that specialized in charms for vending machines, how ever also sold a wide variety of novelty and toy items.

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