The Detrola Model A was manufactured by the Detrola Corporation in Detroit, Michigan from circa 1938 to 1940. The model A was a candid camera constructed of bakelite with all exposed metal chromium plated and a built-in optical view finder. This camera was capable of capturing sixteen exposures on standard eight exposures number 127 roll film, 1 5/8 inch by 2 1/2 inches in size. It featured a fixed focus Ilex meniscus lens with an instantaneous and time shutter. The pocket sized camera measured 5 inches wide by 3 inches high by 2 1/4 inches deep and weighed 9 ounces. The Model A was the most affordable of the Detrola cameras and was originally priced at $3.95.
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