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  Metro-Flex Camera

The Metro-Flex camera was sold by the Metropolitan Industries company of Chicago Illinois, in circa 1940. It was a simple psuedo reflex camera constructed of bakelite. Two styles are known, one with a decorative metal faceplate wiht hoizontal lines and with no faceplate and only textured bakelite as depicted. It was fitted with a simple meniscus lens and instantaneous & time shutter. It took half frame exposures on number 127 roll film. This camera was similar to the Clix-O-Flex and was illustrated in Jack Galter's patent #2,213,49, dated april 17, 1940 for a "turnable means for camera take up spools". This was an improvement on the construction to eliminate drilling of the shank for attachment of a spring.



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