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The Detrola Model H was manufactured by the Detrola Corporation in Detroit, Michigan from 1938 to 1940. This camera was constructed of bakelite plastic with a built-in optical view finder and extinction meter. All exposed metal parts were chromium plated. 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. It was fitted with an Ilex f4.5 Anastigmat fixed focus lens corrected for color photography that was mounted on a telescoping lens mount. It also came with an exposure meter and a set of three calibrator discs. The shutter provided instantaneous speeds from 1/25 to 1/200th of a second, including time and bulb. The camera measured f5 by 2 5/8 by 2 inches. The Model G was affordably priced from $12.50 to $15.00. The carrying case was extra.
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