The Detrola Model GW was manufactured by the Detrola Corporation in Detroit, Michigan in circa 1939. The "W" in the model number stood for Wollensak. The Model GW was the same as the Model G, except that it was fitted with a Wollensak Velostigmat f4.5 lens corrected for color photography.
This camera was constructed of bakelite plastic with a molded optical view finder. The finder is often found distorted or shrunken due to temperature and aging. All of the exposed metal parts were finished with chromium plate. The camera was capable of capturing sixteen exposures on standard 8 exposure film no. 127 roll film for taking 1 5/8 inch by 1 3/16 inch negatives. The shutter provided instantaneous speeds from 1/25 to 1/200th of a second, including time and bulb. The lens was mounted on a telescoping lens mount. The camera measured 5 by 2 5/8 by 2 inches.
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