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  Detrola Model B

The Detrola Model B was manufactured by the Detrola Corporation in Detroit, Michigan from circa 1938 to 1940. This candid camera Model B was constructed of bakelite with a round chromium plated metal faceplate and metal parts. The camera was capable of capturing sixteen exposures on standard 8 exposure film no. 127 roll film for taking 1 5/8 inch by 2 1/2 inch negatives. It was designed with a telescoping lens mount and an achromatic f7.9 fixed focus lens. The shutter provided instantaneous, time and bulb exposures. It also featured a built-in optical view finder, a built-in exposure indicator, tripod mount and cable release. The pocket sized camera measured 5 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches high by 2 1/2 inches deep and weighed fifteen ounces. The Model B was originally priced at $9.50.

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